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Bulletin of 

LONGWOOD 
COLLEGE 

ALUMNAE NEWS 



Bulletin of Longwood College 

FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA 

ALUMNAE NUMBER 



Volume XXXVIII 



December, 1952 



Number 4 



Published by 

LONGWOOD COLLEGE 

and 

THE ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 

Member of The American Alumni Council 



Editors 



Ruth Harding Coyner 
Meade Laird Shackelford 



ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION 
EXECUTIVE BOARD 

Dr. Dabney S. Lancaster President of 

Longwood College, Farmville, Va. 

President 

Helen COSTAN 1007 Floyd Street, 

Lynchburg, Va. 

first Vice-President 

Jessie Brett Kennedy 2035 — 38th Street. 
S.E., Washington 20, D. C. 

Second Vice-President 

Mary Lou Campbell Graham 

185 Ridge Street. Wytheville, Va. 

Ex-President 

Maria BRISTOW Starke , Rustom. River Road. 

Richmond, Va. 

Directors 

Jane ROYALL PhleGER IO2O Westover 

Avenue, Norfolk. Va. 
Pat Cowherd AdkiNS. . , , 603 Edgehill Road. 

Richmond. Va. 

Mary Clay Hiner Farmville, Va. 

Carrie Erown Taliaferro. , Farmville, Va. 

Executive Secretary and Treasurer 

Ruth Harding Coyner Farmville, Va. 



Entered as second-class matter November 12, 1914 at 
AuETUst 24, 1912. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

President's Letter 3 

Public Relations 4 

Freshman Grandaughters 6 

Longwood Students 8 

"Kathie with Pearls" 9 

Alumnae Fund 10 

Founders Day 11 

Alpha Sigma Alpha 12 

Chapter Reports 13 

The Unneeded Bridge 19 

Faculty News 20 

Class News 24 

Longwood Performances 26 

Alumnae in the Orient 47 

Births 48 

Marriages 49 

Deaths 50 

College Calendar back cover 

the post oiBce at Farmville, Va., under the Act of 



MESSAGE FROM 
PRESIDENT 



THE 




Much has happened at Longwood since 
my last letter to you early in 1952. The 
splendid concert by Virgil Fox on your 
Jarman organ in February was the high 
light among the year's special events. 

Several excellent dramatic performances 
by the Longwood Players under the direc- 
tion of Dr. C. L. S. Farley and concerts 
by the College Choir directed by Dr. John 
Molnar added greatly to the life of the 
College. As usual the May Day celebration 
was well planned and executed. 

At Commencement, Preston Collins, 
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, in his address to the graduates congratu- 
lated them upon graduating from a college that placed emphasis upon 
quality of work rather than upon the number of students enrolled. 

The general increase in costs of living made it extremely difficult during 
the past two years to operate the college and live within its income. The 
1952 General Assembly realized this situation and increased its appropria- 
tion to the College from the General Fund of the state by about 25 per 
cent for the years 1952-54. This money coupled with a slight increase in 
the overall charge to students should enable the college to meet its needs 
in the future. Faculty salaries at all state institutions were increased modest- 
ly from a special fund made available by the Governor and the legislature 
for this purpose. 

All of us at the College appreciate the constant interest of our alumnae. 
Your greatest contribution to your alma mater has been and will be 
interesting able girls in entering Longwood. The cost of educating a girl 
here for one session is well over $1000.00. The amount charged is $550.00. 
In other words the Commonwealth of Virginia is giving each student a 
scholarship of approximately $500 each year, and in addition is giving 
many students who plan to teach additional scholarships of $300 to $400. 

I trust that each one of you will set as your goal for this coming year 
sending at least one good high school graduate to Longwood College in 
September 1953. 

My best wishes now and always. 

Faithfully years, 

Dabney S. Lancaster 



December, 1952 



PUBLIC RELATIONS 
COMES TO LONGWOOD 

Dr. Rinaldo C. Simonini, Jr. 



In that state-supported institutions 
of higher education are public agencies 
and are thus obligated to gain and hold 
public confidence, there is a theoretical 
reason for having a public relations pro- 
gram at Longwood College. In that it 
has become necessary to coordinate the 
complex and vital publicity and high 
school visitation activities of the Col- 
lege, there are practical and vital reasons 
for instituting effective public relations. 

Numerous factors, emergent principal- 
ly since World War II, have made pub- 
lic relations one of the fastest growing 
fields of college activity. The taxpayers 




Mrs. Meade L. Shackelford 
Director of Public Relations 



of Virginia have a right to know what 
is going on in tax-supported institu- 
tions; parents, in particular, have a 
vested interest in the College. The col- 
lege community too, which has both 
economic and cultural ties with the 
College, must be informed. Activities 
and achievements of both faculty and 
students must be recognized, if the insti- 
tution is to grow in academic prestige. 
Prospective students must be contacted, 
for they are the life's blood of the Col- 
lege. Thousands of public school per- 
sonnel throughout the State also have a 
need to know in their work something 
of the current educational activities of 
the College. Alumnae are both a part 
of the institution as well as one of its 
"publics;" their continued interest and 
support is becoming increasingly vital. 

It is as John D. Rockefeller once 
said, "It isn't enough to do good; you 
have to let people know you are doing 
good." 

In order to effect a comprehensive 
program of educational interpretation 
on a national scale, the American College 
Public Relations Association was estab- 
lished with headquarters in Washing- 
ton, D. C. Longwood College became 
a member of the ACPRA In 1951. 

On a local level, however, public re- 
lations in the past has been a decen- 
tralized program with numerous ad- 
ministrative officers and faculty members 
giving part-time to the varied jobs that 
had to be done. It was not until the 
spring of this year that the State Board 
of Education authorized the employ- 

Alumnae Magazine 



ment of a full-time public relations di- 
rector at Longwood College. 

Speaking before a meeting of the 
ACPRA at Hood College last year, Mr. 
P. Stewart Macaulay, provost of Johns 
Hopkins, stated that the college public 
relations director "should be a person of 
liberal education, of high standards, re- 
finement, insight, patience, and vigor." 
These qualities of character and ability 
were found in Mrs. Meade L. Shackel- 
ford, who was appointed Director of 
Public Relations by President Lancaster 
beginning with the current academic 
year. 

Mrs. Shackelford is a native of Rich- 
mond, Virginia. After attending Sweet 
Briar College for one year, she trans- 
ferred to Barnard College where she re- 
ceived the A.B. degree in 1944. A year 
later she earned the M.S. degree in 
journalism at Columbia University. She 
has since had varied public relations ex- 
perience, having worked as reporter for 
the Richmond News Leader, public in- 
formation director for the Virginia Mili- 
tary District, and publicity director for 
the Virginia Tobacco Festival. 

A number of publicity and public 
relations activities will be centralized in 
Mrs. Shackelford's office. She will 
continue and expand the operations of 
the college News Bureau established last 
year. She will also give technical as- 
sistance in the preparation of the quarter- 
ly publications of the College, including 
the Alumnae News. Teaching duties 
will consist of one course in journalism 
offered in the Department of English. 

One of Mrs. Shackelford's main ef- 
forts will be to coordinate the student 
campaign activities of various admini- 
strative and faculty personnel. The 
College's No. 1 "public" has of necessity 
become the prospective student. The ab- 



normally low birth rate of the 1 930's in 
this country together with the enor- 
mously expanded facilities of some col- 
leges brought about by large veteran en- 
rollments following World War II have 
left most colleges with dormitory and 
other facilities greater than there are 
students available. Thus high school 
senior visitations in Virginia have be- 
come for the colleges highly organized 
and intensified projects. 

In addition to these natural factors 
responsible for declining college enroll- 
ments, Longwood College has a selective 
admissions program, unique among the 
State institutions of Virginia, now in its 
fifth year of operation. The aim of hav- 
ing admission standards at the College 
is to insure that most of our students 
are at least average students capable of 
doing college caliber work. This caution 
is felt to be especially important in that 
most of our students are preparing them- 
selves for the teaching profession. There- 
fore, every student who applies for ad- 
mission is screened by a faculty commit- 
tee with reference to her high school 
standing, academic record, intelligence 
and aptitude test scores, recommenda- 
tions, personal data, and so on. As a 
consequence about one out of seven 
prospective students is rejected. Al- 
though this does not amount to a large 
number of students, it does mean that 
the College does not have as many stu- 
dents as it could possibly enroll if it ac- 
cepted indiscriminately all who apply. 

President Lancaster has stated that an 
enrollment of 800 students at Long- 
wood is desirable in the future. This 
optimum number might possibly be 
reached within the next few years 
through an improved public relations 
program. More students and better 

(Contlvucd on page 23) 



December, 1952 



FRESHMAN GRANDDAUGHTERS, 1952-53 


Dorothy Ann Barnes 


Virginia Hardy Barnes 


Jewel Faye Brandt 


Carolyn Vernon Brandt 


Dale Brothers 


Russell Everett Brothers 


*Loui 


se Everett 


Alice Lee Calloway 


Amelia Johnson Calloway 


Ann Warren Coleman . . . 


Indie Flinn Coleman 


Jean Talmage Edwards . . . 


Orice Mines Edwards 


Mary Alice Ellington 


Lilla Foster Ellington 


Helen Marie Farmer 


Theresa Lambert Farmer 


Freddie Sue Garber 


Mary Johnson Garber 


Roberta Ruth Hamlet 


Annie Lisle Tucker Hamlet 


Georgia Mabrey Jackson 


Mildred Ragsdale Jackson 


Patricia Eppes Kelly 


Kathryn Margrave Kelly 


Lillian Gertrude Lee 


Gertrude Beville Lee 


Marian McDowell Lowry . . 


Agnes Meredith Lowry 


Anne Gregory Lush 


Anne Perry Lush 


Jacqueline Diane Marshall . . . 


.... Gertrude Grumpier Marshall 


Jean Carol Moseley 


Lucy Goodrich Moseley 


Minerva Ann Myers 


Ann Frith Myers 


Mary Louise Phillips 


Amonette DeMott Phillips 


Suzanne Prillaman 


Doris Fogg Prillaman 


Nancy Ann Saunders 


Charline Martin Saunders 


Anne Marshall Shuff 


Eleanor Greathead ShufF 


Beverly Lee Taylor 


Louise Van Lew Taylor 


Ellen Ellis Thomas 


Evelyn Smith Thomas 


Kathryn Venable Tompkins . 


*Lucy Trotter Venable 


Helen Kee Wilson 


Elizabeth Goodall Wilson 


*Grandmother 




Daughters on the left, mothers 


on the right 



Alumnae Magazine 




MARTHA ALICE WILSON 



Martha Alice Wilson, an outstanding 
member of the Grandaughters Club 
who was graduated last June, is now 
teaching at Virginia Beach. During 
her senior year at Longwood College, 
she was the President of the Student 
Government Association, Secretary of 



Alpha Kappa Gamma, honorary leader- 
ship society, and a member of the May 
Court and Kappa Delta Pi, honorary 
scholastic society. She was selected for 
Who's Who Among Students in 
American Colleges and Universities. 



December, 1952 



LONGWOOD STUDENTS REFLECT HONOR 
ON ALMA MATER 




Nancy Camper 

The true worth of an institution of 
learning may be best measured by the 
product — the students and alumnae who 
have frequented her halls. Longwood 
College has every right to be proud of 
the three young women mentioned be- 
low. 

Maria Ragsdale Jackson, of Lexing- 
ton, honor graduate of 1952 and out- 
standing leader in extracurricular activi- 
ties, has been awarded the Fulbright ex- 
change scholarship for study in France 
for the academic year, 1952-1953. Hav- 
ing spent the month of October in Paris 
for an orientation course, she later en- 
rolled as a student of the French lan- 
guage and literature at the University of 
Lyon. It is to be expected that Maria 
will ably foster the very pleasant inter- 
collegiate affiliation between Longwood 

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College and the University of Lyon. 
From those halls three of the seven ex- 
change students who have served as 
language informants in French from 
1945-1952 have come to our campus. 

Nancy Camper, of Orange, who was 
for two years a student at Longwood, 
completed the work for her A.B. degree 
at the University of Virginia this June, 
having majored in social science and 
Spanish. Nancy is the winner of the 
Dorothea Buck Fellowship to study in 
Chile for the current year. In her auto- 
biographical essay accompanying her ap- 
plication for the coveted fellowship, she 
stated that it was in her sophomore year 
at Longwood that she first became in- 
terested in the language and people of 

( Continued on page 23 ) 




Maria Jackson 

Alumnae Magazine 



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KATHIE WITH PEARLS" 



Longwood College purchases a second painting 
for its collection by Virginia artists 



Last spring the second painting was 
added to the Longwood collection of 
paintings by Virginia artists. The latest 
purchase is the work of Greta Matson 
and is entitled "Kathie With Pearls" 
Miss Matson painted this picture espe- 
cially for a La Tousca pearl competition, 
and it was chosen as one of the paintings 
to tour the country with the exhibition 
winners. The subject is typical of the 
Norfolk artist, as she is very well known 
for her portraits of children. The subtle 
colors and mood make it particularly 
well suited to hang in the Virginia 
Room at Longwood College. 



Miss Matson's paintings are owned 
by numerous museums throughout the 
country, and she is represented in five 
other college collections, including the 
one at the College of William and Mary. 

The purchase of this painting was 
made possible by gifts from the 1952 
June and August graduating classes. It 
is hoped that this fund will continue to 
grow, as there are many distinguished 
Virginia painters whose work could 
contribute lasting joy and beauty to 
Longwood College students, alumnae 
and friends. 




December, 1952 



THE ALUMNAE FUND 



Old S. T. C. is marching forward 
with its president and its name. Are you 
stepping Longwood's Way? 

Then let's rally behind the Alumnae 
House Committee. Last year that com- 
mittee had a most difficult decision to 
make and asked your help. Your re- 
sponse was most gratifying. Should we 
accept Longwood House as an Alumnae 
House? The majority voted "no" . . . 
but everyone agreed that Longwood 
House was a great asset to the College 
and in dire need of interior improve- 
ment. Many who voted that we not as- 
sume the responsibility of the manage- 
ment of Longwood House suggested that 
the Alumnae Association give the Col- 
lege financial assistance in making it 
more attractive. 

Your votes and suggestions were con- 
sidered. At the business meeting on 
Founders Day the Alumnae House Com- 
mittee made the following recommenda- 
tions which were adopted exactly as they 
were presented, that: 

1. The Alumnae Association con- 
tinue working toward its long range 
goal of an alumnae house on the campus. 
The present contributions toward this 
be kept in a separate account to grow 
until we do get a house. 

2. The Alumnae Association set as 
a specific goal $5000 to be given to the 
College for the refurbishing of Long- 
wood House. No time limit be set for 
this goal, but with the hope of reaching 
it at the end of three years — make the 
money available as soon as it comes in. 

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so the improvements could begin at 
Longwood House. 

3. Until this goal is reached the 
alumnae be given three choices as to 
where their contributions should go: the 
unrestricted fund, the alumnae house, 
or Longwood House. 

4. Any individual or chapter wishing 
to make a contribution to Longwood 
House this year may do so as their 
alumnae contribution. 

As requested, the alumnae house 
money has been put in a separate ac- 
count on savings. We will have our 
alumnae house within a few years. Un- 
til he has a house to offer, Dr. Lancaster 
has given us additional office space. The 
improvements at Longwood House have 
already begun. During the summer Dr. 
Lancaster had new shades put at the 
windows, some painting and a few 
other things done. We have nearly 
$200 to give the College for more im- 
provements. The College's Committee 
on Interior, with Miss Barksdale as 
chairman, is busy getting interior deco- 
rators to submit plans for refurbishing 
the first floor of Longwood House. The 
money we have will start carrying out 
the plans which the committee selects. 
As we make more money available, more 
of the plans will be completed. Then 
you will be doubly proud of Longwood 
House because you had a part in its re- 
furbishing. 

Are you stepping Longwood's Way? 
Then make your contribution to one, 
two, or all three of these worthy goals 
today! 

Alumn.^k Magazine 



1953 FOUNDERS DAY 

Tenfative Program 
Saturday, March 21, 1953 



9:00 to 10:15 A.M. 

9:15 A.M. 

11:00 A.M. 

12:45 P.M. 

2:00 P.M. 

4:00 to 5:00 P.M. 

6:30 P.M. 

8:00 P.M. 



Registration, Ruffner Hall 

Coffee 

Alumnae-Student Program, Jarman Hall 

Luncheon 

Business Meeting 

Open House, President's Home. Dr. and Mrs. 
Lancaster 

Dinner 

Concert, Directed by Dr. John W. Molnar, Music 
Department, Longwood College 



FOUNDER'S DAY-HOMECOMING 

(Please fill out both sides of this questionnaire and return to Mrs. M. B. Coyner. Box 123. 
Farmville, Va.) 

Name - 



Married, last name first 



Maiden, last name first 



Add 



ress 



Date of Graduation- 



-Degree- 



Do you expect to attend Founders Day, March 21, 1953? , 

Do you wish a room reserved in the dormitory? When will you 

arrive' Roommate preferred 

A registration fee of $1.50 will be charged. Are you sending it herein? 

(This covers all expense to you.) 

Please check the functions you will attend: Coffee , Luncheon 

Tea in the President's home , Dinner , The Musical 

Have you contributed to the 1953 Alumnae Fund? 



PLEASE FILL OUT AND SEND YOUR PLEDGE CARD WHICH YOU 
WILL FIND ON THE NEXT PAGE 



December, 1952 



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GREETINGS TO ALPHA 
SIGMA ALPHA SORORITY 



Alpha Sigma Alpha national sorority 
returned to Virginia for its golden an- 
niversary last August 19-23. The Hotel 
Roanoke was the scene of this gathering 
of more than 250 college and alumnae 
members. Founded at Longwood Col- 
lege fifty years ago this fine sorority has 
grown into 40 college chapters and 97 
alumnae groups, scattered all over the 
United States. 

Two of the high lights of the oc- 
casion were the address by Dr. Dabney 
S. Lancaster on "Our American Heri- 



tage" and the "Carry Me Back to Old 
Virginia" dinner, when the four found- 
ers present were honored. They were 
Louise Cox Carper '04, Juliette Hund- 
ley Gilliam '07. Mary W. Hundley '06 
and Virginia Boyd Noell '03. Edna 
Elcan Jones '05, one of the first initiates, 
was the first national president, serving 
from 1905 to 1908. Alpha Chapter 
was well represented by Virginia Wall 
'24, adviser, Mary Evelyn Bennett '53 
and many alumnae. 



BALLOT 



Be a good citizen! Vote! 
President (Vote for one) Director (Vote for one) 

□ Frances Horton, '34, Roanoke, Va. □ Myrtle Dunton Curtis, '16, Rich- 

mond, Va. 

Nominating Committee (Vote for three) 

□ Lucy Adams, '39, Farmville, Va. □ Elizabeth Moseley, '25, Rustburg, 



□ Virginia Baker Crawley, '37, Black- 

stone, Va. 

□ Virginia Blanton Hanbury, '08, 

Farmville, Va. 



Va. 



□ Betty Hardy Murdoch, '40, Rich- 
mond, Va. 

n Kitty Hatch Whitfield, '27, Farm- 
ville, Va. 

Please fill out the following for your biographic record in the Alumnae Office: 

List degrees, graduate work, other colleges attended 

Travel . 

Service in your community 

Offices you hold 

Hobbies . 



Former position and present occupation- 



( Use a separate sheet if this is not enough space) 

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ALUMNAE CHAPTER REPORTS 



Farmville Chapter — On a hot night 
in June fourteen members of the execu- 
tive board met in the home of the presi- 
dent to make plans for a full year for 
the Farmville Chapter. The first meet- 
ing was a lecture on "The Holy Land" 
by Rev. J. W. Myers, assisted by Rev. 
R. E. Withers who showed slides of 
their visit to the Holy Land during the 
previous summer. 

After the Virgil Fox concert last 
February, this Chapter entertained alum- 
nae, faculty and friends at a reception 
in the student lounge to honor the cele- 
brat'cd organist, Mr. Fox. This was the 
initial performance on the Jarman 
Memorial Organ. 

On February 7th the annual bridge 
party was held in the recreation hall, 
with Elsie Thompson Burger serving as 
the efficient chairman. With the real 
cooperation of the merchants in Farm- 
ville, who gave over fifty handsome 
prizes, this event was most successful 
financially and socially. Last year the 
annual one-hundred-dollar, Mary White 
Cox Scholarship was awarded to Mar- 
garet Sheppard, a graduate of Farmville 
High School, who is an outstanding 
student interested in teaching. Each year 
this scholarship is awarded to a Prince 
Edward County girl in honor of the late 
dean of women, Miss Mary White Cox. 

At a spring board meeting Dr. Dab- 
ney S. Lancaster talked on some of the 
future plans and policies of the College. 
He consented to speak at the first meet- 
ing in the fall when plans for the year 
1952-1953 will be presented. — Fannie 
Haskins Withers, President. 

December, 1952 



William Henry Ruffner Chapter — 
The chief activity of this Chapter is to 
send worth-while students to Longwood 
College. Our progress seems slow but 
steady with seven meetings held last 
year. In September a tea, was given in 
the home of Ira McAlpine Eberling, to 
honor prospective and returning students 
to Longwood. In October a business 
meeting was held prior to the Dedica- 
tion Day at Longwood: seven Lexing- 
ton alumnae attended this great event. 

At a Christmas luncheon, Kathleen 
Saville read a paper on William Henry 
Ruffner, first resident of Longwood 
College, for whom the Lexington Chap- 
ter is named. Kathleen's father was a 
close friend of Dr. Ruffner. At the Feb- 
ruary business meeting new officers were 
elected. 

In April Helen Costan, national 
alumnae president and Gladys Griffin 
Jeter, former president of the Lynchburg 
Chapter spoke at the annual luncheon 
at the Robert E. Lee Hotel. Their "News 
and Views on What Other Chapters are 
Doing" inspired the Lexington girls to 
try bigger things next year. Another 
business meeting was held in June, and 
still another one is planned for Septem- 
ber 20. — Mildred Ragsdale Jackson, 
President. 

Peninsula Chapter — The Peninsula 
Chapter began the year with an Execu- 
tive Board meeting early in October, 
1951. Plans were made for activities 
for the fall and winter season and for a 
large representation at the Dedicatory 
Services of the Jarman Organ. 

On November 8. a dinner meeting 

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was held at the Coca Cola Building with 
about 50 members present. Gertrude 
Levy Conn reviewed "Belles on Their 
Toes" by Gilbreth and Carey. 

The annual subscription card and 
game party for the benefit of our Stu- 
dent Loan Fund was held February 7. 
The party was well attended and re- 
sulted in a sizeable increase in our Stu- 
dent Loan Fund. This fund is made 
available to , worthy Peninsula girls 
needing financial assistance to pursue 
their college courses at Longwood. 

An open Board meeting was held at 
the home of Virginia Pettis Millner in 
April. 

The annual spring luncheon was held 
in April at the Hotel Warwick, when 
Miss Leola Wheeler and Dr. Gordon 
Moss were our guests from Farmville. 
The following new officers were elected: 
Susie Floyd, First Vice-president: and 
Hilda Abernathy, Secretary. Jean Cake 
Forbes continues her term as President 
as does Violetta Wilson, second Vice- 
president: and Barbara Brown, Treasur- 
er. Eunice Bassett Leyland is chairman 
of the Student Loan Fund. 

Plans are being made this fall for the 
raising of funds to help with the refur- 
bishing of Longwood House. — Jean 
Cake Forbes, President. 

Roanoke Chapter — Last year the 
Roanoke Chapter had two meetings. 
One was a tea in September in the home 
of Lizzie Ellett Smith, to honor the 
Longwood students who were returning 
to college soon. 

In April the annual spring luncheon 
was held at the Roanoke Country Club. 
At a business meeting at this time the 
following officers were elected: Mary 
Spradlin, vice-president: Marilyn John- 
son, secretary: and Evelyn Goodman, 
treasurer. The president was elected the 



previous year for a term of two years. 
Guests from Longwood included Mrs. 
Mildred Davis and Miss Emily Barks- 
dale, who spoke on news of the College, 
and the Misses Olive Her and Mary 
Nichols. 

Roanoke Chapter is planning four 
meetings for the coming year, one of 
which is to be a bridge party. — Betty 
Jane Brockway Low, President. 

Washington Chapter — The Wash- 
ington Chapter year began at a luncheon 
at the Congressional Hotel in Septem- 
ber with Myrtle Cheney Murdock, 
Author of Constantino Brunidi, as guest 
speaker and ended on July 28 with a 
picnic at Gunston Hall. The high light 
of the year was the tea given by Mar- 
garet and Dabney Jarman in the garden 
of their lovely Georgetown home. 
Eighty Alumnae, including a graduate 
of the Class of 1885 — Hettie Eskew 
Bond — enjoyed the Jarman's hospitali- 
ty. The Misses Hiner, Sutherlin, Trent 
and Jennings came up from Farmville, 
for the tea. 

Mr. Ernest Stewart of the American 
Alumni Council spoke to a small group 
at Sarah Mapp Messick's on a blizzardy 
day in December. At Scotia Stark Hag- 
gerty's tea in March, always a memo- 
rable event. Dr. Simkins talked on "The 
South and Her Critics," and Miss 
Wheeler read from Julia Johnson Davis' 
new volume of poetry, "The Garnet 
Ring." Martha Wells Catlin and Mr. 
French came. too. 

Emily W. Johnson was re-elected 
president of the Chapter, Mary Cun- 
ningham Allen, treasurer, and Joyce 
Thompson Hoge and Mary Mottley 
Stapf, vice-president and secretary, re- 
spectively. 

An off-to-college tea for students, old 
and new. a Christmas party for students 



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Alumnae Magazine 



home for the hoHdays, and a bridge 
benefit and bazaar rounded out the year's 
activities. 

Jessie Brett Kennedy has been made 
first vice-president of our National 
Alumnae Association and historian of 
her honorary fraternity. Jane Bacon 
Lacy made the lovely plates and pitchers 
representing Longwood in Spring, Sum- 
mer, Autumn, and Winter, two of 
which the Chapter gave to the dining 
room of Alumnae House. Other ceramics 
of hers were given as prizes at the Bridge 
Benefit and Bazaar. Georgeanna Newby 
Page who had a wonderful winter in 
Algiers, and returned through Europe in 
the Spring, told about her trip at a 
luncheon at Hogate's Arlington House, 
October 4, the beginning of another 
year. — Emily W. Johnson, President. 

Portsmouth Chapter — The Ports- 
mouth Chapter was reorganized last 
June with the following new officers: 
president, Margaret Johnson: vice-presi- 
dent, Sallie Perkins Oast; secretary, Vir- 
ginia Yarborough Wiltbank: treasurer, 
Louise Clayton: scholarship chairman, 
Grace V. Woodhouse Rawls: and mem- 
bership chairman, Virginia Hanvahan 
Hoffler. Some definite plans for the 
coming year were also made at this meet- 
ing. — Margaret Johnson, President. 

Martinsville Chapter — The Long- 
wood College Alumnae Association of 
Martinsville held a reception at the Elks 
Club during the fall to entertain all 
senior girls at the Martinsville High 
School. Dr. Brumfield, Miss Vera Baron 
and Dr. Early, along with several mem- 
bers of the four classes at the college, 
were on hand to entertain the guests. 
This was the first function of the year 
and was quite successful. 

The winter business meeting was held 
in January, with the president, Kath- 

December, 1952 



crine Chappell Shaw, presiding. The 
following slate of officers was elected to 
serve for a two-year term: vice-president, 
Fannie Scates Hairfield; recording secre- 
tary, Izma Ferguson Carter; correspond- 
ing secretary, Betty Jones: and historian, 
Margaretta Gerlaugh. 

The annual Valentine Benefit Card 
Party, which is given to raise money for 
a scholarship, was held on February 13 
at the Elks Club. 

At the January business meeting, 
Martha Anthony gave a report on her 
visit to the college in October, at which 
time she represented the local chapter 
at the dedication of the Jarman Hall, 
Stevens Hall, and Tabb Dormitory. 

Martha Anthony and Frances Collie 
Milton also attended Founders Day at 
the college. At the spring luncheon, 
Frances gave a report on their visit and 
a summary of the year's activities. 

The last meeting of the year was held 
in April at the Towne House. Although 
the crowd was small, the luncheon was 
quite a success. Margaret Robinson 
Simkins, wife of Dr. Francis Simkins 
of the college, was the guest speaker in 
the absence of Dr. Simkins, who was to 
have been our original speaker. She 
made a delightful talk on some 'Tirst 
Ladies of the White House." Miss Vera 
Baron of the college was also present at 
the luncheon. — Katherine Chappell 
Shaw, President. 

Richmond Chapter — The first fall 
meeting was a tea at the John Marshall 
Hotel in honor of the alumnae who at- 
tended the Virginia Education Asso- 
ciation meeting. Dr. Lancaster and many 
faculty members from Longwood were 
among the 150 guests. 

The annual benefit card party at 
Curie's Neck Dairy in October was a 
financial success and as always a most 

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enjoyable event. 

At Christmas the Chapter co-operated 
with the Richmond Club, an organiza- 
tion of the College students from this 
city, in giving a tea at Miller and Rhoads 
for high school students interested in at- 
tending Longwood next year. 

In the spring a large group of alumnae 
attended the annual picnic at the home 
of Lucile Franklin Richardson in Mid- 
lothian. Dean Ruth Cleaves, Dr. Francis 
Simkins, Prof. R. H. French, and Dr. 
and Mrs. J. P. Wynne of the Longwood 
faculty attended. At this time Miss Sue 
Garber, an outstanding graduate of John 
Marshall High School, was presented the 
$100 scholarship given by this chapter 
each year to a freshman from Richmond, 
who is an excellent student interested in 
teaching. 

A large group of Richmond "girls" 
attended the dedication exercises at 
Longwood in the fall. Our own Maria 
Bristow Starke presented the Jarman 
Organ to the College. Also many 
alumnae attended the Fox organ recital 
in February. 

The new officers are: president, Bar- 
bara Friend Tripp; vice-president, Har- 
riet Cowles Carter: recording secretary, 
Sophie Harris Bryson: secretary, Jessie 
Carter Westbrook; and treasurer, Mar- 
garet Pumphrey Ferguson. — Barbara 
Tripp Friend, President. 

Baltimore Chapter — On January 26, 
the Baltimore Chapter met for lunch in 
the Northway Apartments. Virginia 
Watkins Douglas gave a delightful re- 
port on her visit to Farmville for the 
dedication exercises in October. Also at 
this meeting the following new slate of 
officers was elected: president, Lois Bar- 
bee Patillo: vice-president, Katherine 
Carter; secretary, Esther Atkinson Je- 
rome: and treasurer, Martha Hamlet 



Davis. 

The annual spring luncheon was held 
at the Blackstone Apartments on May 
17. Miss Carrie Sutherlin was our 
Farmville guest, and after her interesting 
talk on "College News" she answered 
many, many questions about classmates 
and special news. This "talk fest" was 
most enjoyable. Carmen Clark, who is 
now connected with the Medical War 
College Library at Carlisle, Penn., was 
welcomed as a new member at this time. 
— Lois Barbee Patillo, President. 

Hampton Roads Chapter — The first 
meeting of the year was a dinner at the 
Woman's Club House, when twenty- 
two members heard reports from those 
who attended home-coming and dedica- 
tion services in Farmville in October. 
At a January business meeting the fol- 
lowing new officers were elected: presi- 
dent, Kathryn Bully and treasurer Myra 
Smith Ferguson. The other officers were 
elected in 1951 to serve two years. 

The luncheon in May at the Woman's 
Club House honored the girls who will 
be freshman at Longwood in 1952-53 
and other Longwood students who were 
at home for that week-end. 

The year's activities ended in July 
with a most enjoyable picnic at Julia 
Monroe Brittingham's summer home on 
the Chesapeake Bay in York County. 
Seventeen alumnae and five children 
were present. 

Though few alumnae were in at- 
tendance at each of the four meetings, 
thirty-two different alumnae attended 
at least one function, so the active mem- 
bership is increasing. Also it is a delight 
to this Chapter that many of our high 
school graduates of last June entered 
Longwood College in the fall. — Kath- 
ryn Bully, President. 

Winchester Chapter — The first busi- 



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ness meeting of the year was held in the 
home of Edna Lamb Snider. The high 
light of the evening was the making of 
tentative plans for a tea for junior and 
senior high school students in Handley 
High School. Other plans for the year 
were discussed and dues were collected. 

On Saturday, March 1, 1952 from 4 
to 6 in the afternoon, the spring tea was 
held in the home of Virginia Huntsberry 
Shockey. The following representatives 
from Longwood College attended: Dr. 
Simonini, new head of the English De- 
partment, Dr. Early, professor of Speech 
and Dramatics; Miss Leola Wheeler and 
Miss Vera Baron. Thirty prospective 
students and twenty-one alumnae en- 
joyed the lovely colored slides of Long- 
wood which the Farmville guests showed 
and explained. This occasion was a real 
success. 

In March the annual luncheon meet- 
ing was held at the Chanticleer Inn at 
which time the following officers were 
elected: president, Dorothy Overcash; 
vice-president, Edna Lamb Snidow; sec- 
retary. Patsy Ritter: and treasurer, Hen- 
rietta Cornwall Ritter. Also Founder's 
Day representatives were named at this 
time. — Dorothy Overcash, President. 

Southwest Virginia Chapters — Dur- 
ing a visit to Southwest Virginia High 
Schools last fall Virginia Wall and Ruth 
Coyner met with groups of alumnae 
from the Blacksburg, Pulaski, Bristol, 
Norton, and Tazewell Chapters. The 
Blacksburg Chapter entertained at a 
dinner at the Faculty Club. In Bristol 
a small group met at Hotel Bristol for 
an old-fashioned "talk session" which 
lasted far into the night. In Pulaski 
Sara Keesee Hiltzheimer headed the 
group which had a unique covered dish 
supper in the home of Mary Kent Hiltz- 
heimer. All Alumnae in the County 



were invited, the attendance was fine 
and the occasion was most enjoyable. 

Lennie Blankenship arranged a din- 
ner in Norton for six prospective stu- 
dents, and three of them decided to enter 
Longwood last fall. 

The Tazewell alumnae met in the 
home of Rachel Royall for an informal 
party. Much news was discussed and 
plans were made for interviewing high 
school girls the following day. 

Norfolk Chapter — Norfolk has con- 
tinued it's monthly luncheon meetings. 
The chapter doubled its scholarship to 
two hundred dollars and awarded it to 
Jane Blake, who entered Longwood 
last fall. 

This Chapter had it's usual benefit 
bridge party at the Yacht and Country 
Club on Dec. 1 to help with the scholar- 
ship fund. 

The high light of the year was the 
luncheon in the azalea room of the Nor- 
folk Airport on May 10. Special guests 
for this occasion were Dr. and Mrs. 
Lancaster and Helen Costan, national 
alumnae president. Also Alumnae from 
Portsmouth and Suffolk were invited. 
Betty Hopkins Wagner was in charge of 
table decorations, and Sally Woodward 
Pate planned the program. Dr. Lan- 
caster's talk on "Plans for Longwood" 
was most interesting. 

The Norfolk Chapter was represented 
at the Dedication Exercises in the fall, 
on Founder's Day, and at the Fox Con- 
cert. Jane Royall Phlegar was elected 
last year to represent the Norfolk area 
on the national alumnae executive board. 
— Mabel Edwards Hines, President. 

Raleigh Chapter — This Chapter has 
been active in many ways during the 
past year. Alumnae in nearby North 
Carolina towns attended the meetings: 
among them were President and Mrs. 



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S. M. Holton of Louisburg College. 
Their interesting meetings have had 
good newspaper publicity and everyone 
in the surrounding territory knows 
about Longwood. 

In the fall several business meetings, 
and a card party were held. The first 
"get-together" was at the S. and W. 
Cafeteria on Oct. 1 2th, and the last one 
was a tea at the Stilley House with Claire 
Eastman Nichels, Nena Lochtidge Sex- 
ton and Audrey Chewning Roberts as 
hostesses. The following new officers 
began their terms in September 1952: 
president, Mary Oliver Ellington; vice- 
president, Lucy Manson Sharpe; secre- 
tary, Betty Peerman Coleman; treasurer, 
Audrey Chewning Roberts; and libra- 
rian, Nena Lochridge Sexton. — Claire 
Eastman Nichels, President. 

Culpeper Chapter — About twenty- 
five Culpeper alumnae met for lunch at 
the Lord Culpeper Hotel last April 
when Ruth Coyner was the guest. This 
was followed by a College Day at the 
new consolidated high school in the 
afternoon. Plans were made for a party 
to prospective students in the fall. On 
this occasion Kate Perry presented a 
large, beautiful antique platter to Long- 
wood. Previously, she had given a 
handsome old tureen, two old prints 
and a silver flower bowl. — Alma Garlick 
Jones, President. 

Northern Neck Chapter — The 
Northern Neck Chapter is one of the 
new ones, but great interest has been 
shown and already many important 
things have been accomplished for Long- 
wood. The visit from Dr. and Mrs. 
Lancaster and Ruth Coyner was an im- 
portant event. The first fall meeting 
was held on October 4th, when plans 
were made for a rummage sale and a 
benefit game party in difl^erent homes 



in the various communities. Jean Boat- 
lOright Goodwyn, and Margaret Boat- 
wright Mclntyre, a visitor, added sparkle 
to the meeting. — Martha Webb Barnes, 
President. 

Staunton — The Staunton Chapter 
elected a new slate of officers last spring, 
and plans were made for an early busi- 
ness meeting in the fall. Brookie Ben- 
ton Dickerman and Margaret Mish 
Timberlake reported for this chapter on 
Founder's Day. — Barbara Scott, Presi- 
dent. 

Lynchburg Chapter — The new of- 
ficers of the Lynchburg Chapter are: 
president, Evelyn Traylor Macon; first 
vice-president, Katharine Gilbert; sec- 
ond vice-president, Lily Thornhill 
Reams; third vice-president, Anna S. 
Headlee Lambdin; secretary, Cleo Reyn- 
olds Coleman: and treasurer, Elizabeth 
Ballagh. 

A very successful benefit card party 
was held in April to boost the student 
loan fund, in which we now have about 
$1,000. This includes what the girls 
in college are now using. 

The prospective student committee 
under Ann Ford Francis was very active. 
A party was held for the girls, and Dean 
Ruth Cleaves was invited to E. C. Glass 
High School for conferences with in- 
terested students. Five juniors and 
seniors were brought to Longwood for 
a profitable and enjoyable week-end 
visit. 

A special effort was made to revise 
the Lynchburg Alumnae list to include 
all new names and changes in addresses. 
— Evelyn Traylor Macon, President. 

Puerto Rico — Exciting news comes 
from Edith M. Garcia of San Juan! The 
twenty-five or more Longwood gradu- 
ates there were planning to meet on 
Sept. 13 to organize a chapter. 



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THE UNHEEDED BRIDGE 



I planned and planned 
How to build a bridge 
Over a river 
That lay ahead, 
But when I came 
To the crossing day, 
I walked dry-shod 
O'er its bed. 

The river I'd thought 
To be deep and wide 
Had all ebbed away 
With the ebbing tide! 

—Emma LeCato Eichelberger, '97 



December, 1952 



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FACULTY NEWS 



Miss Carrie Sutherlin Retires — Dr. 
Lancaster's announcement of the retire- 
ment of Miss Carrie Sutherlin, assistant 
professor of EngUsh, came as a surprise 
to most of her friends and associates in 
June. It was characteristic of Miss 
Sutherlin that she preferred to slip out 
quietly from her active duties in the 
college, with no fanfare or goodbyes. 
Her friends are delighted that she plans 
to continue to make Farmville her home. 

An alumna of Longwood College, 
Miss Sutherlin received her M.A. degree 
from Columbia University, with other 
graduate credits from Peabody College, 
Vanderbilt University, Chicago Univer- 
sity, and the University of Virginia. 
Aside from degrees and academic credits. 
Miss Sutherlin's extensive travels in 
Europe, South America, Canada and 
the United States and her wide ad- 
ministrative experiences have provided 
her with cultural assets and practical 
knowledge beyond the usual privilege of 
the average college teacher. 

Her earlier classroom experiences in- 
cluded positions at Hockaday School, 
Dallas, Tex., Chatham Hall, Chatham; 
SuUins College, Bristol: and Alabama 
Woman's College, Montevallo, Ala.; 
where she was head of the department 
of English. For many years she was a 
member of the Longwood College Eng- 
lish faculty, leaving her class room 
teaching in 1927 to become academic 
dean and later president of Arlington 
Hall Junior College. When the United 
States government took over the school 
in 1942 for its troop-training program, 
Miss Sutherlin was invited to assume 
the presidency of Chevy Chase Junior 

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College, serving in this capacity until 
1947 when she rejoined the English 
faculty at Longwood. 

For her work at Arlington Hall, 
which under her direction won national 
reputation for its high standards of 
scholarship. Miss Sutherlin is included 
in Who's Who in America. 

Those students who have sat in her 
classes — whether in freshman composi- 
tion, children's literature, or world 
classics — can testify to her idealism, her 
gentleness of spirit, her love of the beau- 
tiful, and her infectious enthusiasm for 
great literature. 

Her associates find it difficult to think 
of Carrie as "retired". Her extraordi- 
nary physical stamina, her zest for liv- 
ing, her love of people, her interest in na- 
tional and local affairs, her concern for 
the progress and welfare of her friends 
and former students, her habit of dis- 
interested conscientious service ably as- 
sure us that her talents and energy will 
find work for her hands and heart. We 
are delighted that Farmville need not 
bid her "adieu" and can anticipate her 
active affiliation with campus and civic 
organizations whose programs will be 
the richer for her services. 

Dean Savage Resigns — Mr. William 
W. Savage, whose resignation as dean 
of the college took effect May 1 , has as- 
sumed his duties at the University of 
Chicago as co-ordinator of the program 
on consultant services of the Midwest 
administrative center, with faculty 
rating on the University staff. In an- 
nouncing to the faculty Dean Savage's 
decision. Dr. Lancaster praised his work 
at Longwood. His associates and friends 

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extend him all good wishes in the new 
position, a promotion which he could 
hardly have declined with wisdom. 

Other Resignations and Retire- 
ments — Also resigning from Longwood 
to serve in a post of greater responsibility 
was Miss Margaret Sprunt Hall of the 
home economics department who has 
accepted the position of dean at her Alma 
Mater, Peace College, in Raleigh, N. C. 
After her 1 1 years as a member of the 
college faculty, Miss Hall leaves behind 
her many close friends in Farmville. 

In January the marriage of Mrs. 
Grace Slayton to Mr. Fred Hazeltine 
deprived us of a friendly and popular 
college hostess. Her position was ably 
filled until June by Mrs. Spottswood 
Conner. 

During commencement week Miss 
Vera Baron, assistant professor of 
biology, became Mrs. Brent Remsburg, 
and her resignation took effect at the end 
of the summer school session. Mr. and 
Mrs. Remsburg make their home in 
South Boston. 

After years as assistant dietitian in 
the dining hall, Mrs. Blanche Beazley 
has retired to live a more quiet life be- 
yond the rattle of dishes, the assembly 
line production of Longwood rolls, and 
the standard "collegiate" complaints of 
hungry girls. Her efficiency and friendli- 
ness will long be remembered by her 
associates. 

Summer Activities — The summer 
activities of the Longwood staff have 
been varied. Among the faculty mem- 
bers affiliated with other institutions of 
learning during the summer session were: 
Dr. John P. Wynne, who was invited 
to be a member of the summer faculty 
of Johns Hopkins University: Miss 
Jessie Patterson, who assisted in the 
music department of New York Univer- 

DecemBER, 1952 



sity and Miss Annie Lee Ross who 
taught art classes at Radford Teachers 
College, Radford. Independently pur- 
suing his profession in his chosen field 
was Mr. N. O. Myers, who taught 
classes in business education at Camp 
Pickett. 

Among those enrolled for graduate 
study on other campuses were Mrs. 
Martha Jenkins in the field of library 
science at Peabody College, Miss Emily 
Clark, in music at Columbia University, 
and Mr. Joel Ebersole, in music at the 
University of Indiana. 

Most envied by her associates was 
Miss Mary Nichols who spent two 
months abroad. She flew the Atlantic 
in June to visit Margaret Pattie, Long- 
wood alumnae in Scotland, later joining 
a Cook Tour of the continent and re- 
turning by boat. 

The latest faculty wedding was the 
marriage of Mr. Malcolm Graham, as- 
sistant professor of mathematics, to Miss 
Carolyn Leffel of Roanoke and Long- 
wood College last August. 

Providing ample evidence that those 
who teach can do — and do many types 
of work — are the following: 

Dr. Robert Brumfield returned for 
the third summer as research participant 
in the biology division at Oak Ridge, 
Tenn. 

Miss Lucille Jennings completed her 
second summer as a floor secretary at the 
Medical College of Virginia Hospital in 
Richmond. 

Dr. Charles F. Lane, associate pro- 
fessor of Geography, was invited to act 
as co-leader of a bus tour of foreign 
geographers attending the International 
Geographic Congress in Washington, D. 
C., last August. Dr. Lane's area in- 
cluded the Virginia Piedmont, the Sky- 
line Drive, and the Shenandoah Valley. 



Longwood Faculty Breaks Into 
Print — Dr. Francis B. Simkins, asso- 
ciate professor of history, has been 
granted a year's leave of absence from 
his teaching duties to accept a Guggen- 
heim Memorial Foundation Fellowship 
awarded to enable him to collect ma- 
terial for his biography of Jefferson 
Davis which will be published by Alfred 
A. Knopf, New York publishers. Dr. 
Simkins, whose new edition of The 
South, Old And New, appeared this 
spring, is currently writing a seventh 
grade textbook on Virginia History. 

Dr. Marvin Schlegel, whose book, 
Conscripted City, dealing with life in 
the city of Norfolk during World War 
II, came out a year ago, is also at work 
on a history of Virginia for use in the 
high schools of the state. 

Dr. R. C. Simonini, Jr., head of the 
Department of English, has scheduled 
for spring publication a book on Italian 
Scholarship in Renaissance England. 

Dr. John P. Wynne's new book. 
General Education in Theory and Prac- 
tice, was published by Bookman Asso- 
ciates, New York publishers, last spring. 

Dr. C. L. S. Barley, professor of 
speech and drama, is having published 
in England his University of Geneva 
doctoral dissertation. English Dramatic 
Criticism 1920-1930. 

New Faculty Members — Four new 
members to the Longwood College fac- 
ulty have been added this year. They 
are: Dr. Jack D. Burke, of Charleston, 
W. Va., assistant professor of biology: 
Prof. Wesley N. Laing, of Port Arthur, 
Tex., assistant professor of history and 
social studies; Miss Mildred P. Kelly, of 
Lynchburg, assistant professor of library 
science: and Mrs. Meade L. Shackelford, 
of Richmond, director of public rela- 
tions. 



Dr. Burke replaced Miss Vera Baron, 
who resigned from the faculty to be 
married. He recently received a Ph.D. 
degree from the University of Florida, 
where he taught in the department of 
biology. He also has a M.S. from West 
Virginia University and B.A. from the 
University of Tennessee. Dr. Burke 
served in the Navy during World War 
II, and prior to that time, he worked at 
the DuPont Company's chemical plant 
at Belle, W. Va. 

Professor Laing came to Longwood 
from the University of Virginia, where 
he had a fellowship in the department of 
history, and will receive his Ph.D. from 
that University soon. He will take the 
place of Dr. Francis B. Simkins, who is 
on a leave of absence as a Guggenheim 
Fellow. Prof. Laing received his B. A. 
and M.A. degrees from Baylor Univer- 
sity, and he also studied at the Univer- 
sity of Texas. During World War II, 
he served as a chaplain in the Army in 
the Pacific Theater. 

Miss Kelly, who has an M.A. degree 
from George Peabody College, is an ad- 
dition to the teaching staff. She has 
served in various capacities with the 
Campbell County school system for 
many years. Miss Kelly has a B.A. de- 
gree from the College of William and 
Mary, and attended Longwood as an 
undergraduate. 

New Members of the Staff — Miss 
Nancy Crymes has been added to the 
staff as part-time nurse in the College 
Infirmary. She attended Longwood 
College for three years and then with- 
drew to attend the Tulane School of 
Nursing, where she received her R.N. 
Along with her part-time duties. Miss 
Crymes will complete work toward her 
B.S. degree. 

Mrs. Coline Hudson is the new Col- 



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lege Hostess, replacing Mrs. Spottswood 
Conner. 

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Walker succeeds 
Mrs. Blanche T. Beazley as assistant to 
the dietitian. Mrs. Walker is on a year's 
leave of absence from the Norfolk City 
Schools and is taking courses leading to 
her degree in elementary education as 
well as performing the duties of assistant 
to the dietitian. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS 

iContinued from page 5) 

quality students are beginning to apply 
for admission, and it is necessary that 
this highly desirable trend be encour- 
aged with every possible means. 

The alumnae of the College can be 
of invaluable assistance in this aspect of 
the public relations program. The more 
than 8500 alumnae in Virginia and out- 
of-state have countless contacts with 
girls of college age and as many enviable 
opportunities to interest these students 
in Longwood College. One notable ex- 
ample of the alumnae's devotion to the 
College in the past is the Grand- 
daughter's Club, which has had well- 
over a hundred members each year since 
its organization in 1926. 

During this crucial period when 
Longwood's selective admissions pro- 
gram is becoming a success in spite of 
intense competition among colleges for 
students, the Alumnae Association can 
be of no greater service to the College 
than to aid in the vital task of con- 
tacting prospective students. The op- 
portunity in Virginia is particularly in- 
viting, for the number of potential col- 
lege students in this State is far greater 
than the number who actually enroll — 
1 6 students out of each 1 00,000 of pop- 
ulation in the United States, 10 out of 
each 100,000 in Virginia. 



Public relations serves many publics 
every time it convinces a student of the 
importance of education in general or of 
a program of teacher preparation in par- 
ticular. The cooperation of the alumnae 
of Longwood College in this enterprise 
will insure its success. 

LONGWOOD STUDENTS 

(Continued from page 8) 

Spanish speaking countries, and she re- 
called with especial pleasure her long and 
interesting conversations with the two 
Puerto Rican students who assisted as 
informants in Miss Barksdale's classes. 
Nancy plans to do her graduate work at 
the University of Chile in sociology. 
"My greatest dream for many years," 
she wrote, "has been to study abroad, 
and South America has been of especial 
interest to me ever since I began my 
study of Spanish. I have felt for a long 
time that the exchange of students be- 
tween countries is one of the best meth- 
ods of bringing about broader under- 
standing and better relationships among 
nations." (The last recipient of the 
Dorothea Buck Fellowship award was 
Ingelborg Schuler, who returned to her 
home in Brazil in August with an M.A. 
from the University of Virginia.) 

Longwood audiences were not sur- 
prised to learn that Cleo Call Holladay 
of Suffolk, who for the last two years 
has played leading roles in the major 
productions of the Longwood Players, 
was the winner of the annual Barter 
Theater Apprenticeship Award for 1952 
as the outstanding young actress of Vir- 
ginia. The award gave Cleo the oppor- 
tunity to play with the Barter Theater 
in Abingdon this summer, where her 
talents earned her a variety of minor 
roles during the fall season. 



December, 1952 



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^loAii TbdVA 

Mary Clay Miner, Editor 

In the hope of getting more news 
from the classes for the Alumnae 
Bulletin, an attempt has been made 
to have a secretary appointed for each 
class that does not already have such 
an officer. You will find below notes 
from class presidents or other class 
representatives. Preceding the Class 
Notes there is news, chronologically ar- 
ranged, of members of classes whose 
letters were not received in time for 
publication in this issue. {Note: Copies 
of Class Notes should be in the Alumnae 
Office for next year's Bulletin not later 
than August 1, 1953.) 

1884-1899 

Minnie Campbell Eller '80 died at her home in 
Lynchburg last January. During her long life she 
was active in her church and community in many 
positions of leadership, having served as superin- 
tendent and teacher in the primary department of 
the First Baptist Church Sunday School. She was 
the former president of the Virginia Division, 
U.D.C. and the Woman's Club of Lynchburg. . . . 
Mabyn Branch Simpson '94 and Linwood Stubbs 
'95, two of the oldest of the Norfolk alumnae, were 
entertained recently by the local chapter at a 
luncheon given in their honor. Their pictures and 
an account of the occasion appeared in the Norfolk 
papers. . . . Charlotte McKinney Gash '98 and her 
husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary 
in their New Orleans home last June. She -writes 
that it was a wonderful day. 

1900-1919 

Natalie Lancaster '00, retired dean of the Presby- 
terian General Assembly's Training School and 
former dean of Madison College, died July 12, 1952, 
in WardensviUe, W. Va., at the home of her sister- 
in-law. Also, she was a former member of the 
Longwood College faculty. In March 1952. she re- 
turned for the fiftieth reunion of her class. . . . At 
the last annual meeting of the Virginia Conference 
Woman's Society of Christian Service, Bessie Carter 
Taylor '04 was elected Recording Secretary, an 
honor justly deserved, and an office she will fill with 
devoted service and marked success. . . . The 1904 
class is proud to announce, also, that Mary Lou 
Campbell Graham has been elected vice-president of 
the Longwood Alumnae Association. . . . Mary Ford 
Gathright's husband, A. B. Gathright, veteran State 
official and for the past ten years director of the 
Division of Purchase and Printing, ended a thirty- 
seven-year career of State service when he retired 
last August. . . . Edna Elcan Jones, of Sheppards, 
a charter member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority, 
attended the Golden Anniversary Convention of the 
National Society held in Roanoke in 1952. Four 
other charter members were present at this meeting 
— Louise Cox Carper "06. Virginia Boyd Noel '06. Mary 
Williamson Hundley '03. and Juliet Hiindley Gilliam 
'07. . . . Amanda Edwards Hoyle '07 was named 
secretary of the Virginia Federation of Women's 
Clubs last April. She has served as State recording 
secretary. State chairman of club institutes and 
president of the Newport News Woman's Club. . . . 
Georgiana Sinclair "07, a supervisor for the Eastern 
Virginia District of the State Department of Wel- 
fare and Institutions, was killed in an automobile 
accident in C'oucester County last June. After 

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Fumi Tajima on left with her children Ka- 
zako and Aiko, and Mary Finch. 



teaching a few years she studied social welfare at 
Western Reserve University and became executive 
secretary of the Family Welfare Society in Roanoke. 
She was executive secretary of the Richmond So- 
cial Service Bureau from 1933 to 1940. when she 
joined the State agency. . . . MoUie Mauzy Myers '08, 
a loyal member of the Washington Alumnae Chapter 
ever since its organization many years ago, lives on 
Four-Mile-Run Drive in Arlington. Her two daugh- 
ters are married and living near her. In recognition 
of his service to the YMCA, her husband was 
awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws by South- 
eastern University in June of last year. Dr. Myers 
is General Secretary of the YMCA in the city of 
Washington, D. C. . . . Virginia Bennett Turk '09 
and Isabel Dunlap Harper '11 visited the campus in 
August. Virginia, who had not been in Farmville 
since her graduation, was much interested in the 
changes she found. 

Katherine Fennybacker Wright '09 spends the 
winter months with her sister in Broadway since her 
husband's death, but she has kept her home in 
Waynesboro, where she was city librarian for many 
years. . . . Gladys Bell Trevvett *09 is active in the 
Woman's Club of Ashland, where she and her 
family have lived for a number of year. . . . Julia 
Johnson Davis '10 was one of five poets asked to 
read their own poetry at the spring meeting of the 
Poetry Society of Virginia, which met last May in 
Williamsburg. Julia and her sister, Josephine, spent 
last summer in Europe. . . . Belle Burke '10, of 
the V.P.I. Agricultural Extension Department, has 
retired after thirty-seven years' service as district 
agent for 22 counties of Northern Virginia. ... To 
Mamie Auerbach goes the credit for an excellent 
"Panorama of Mathematics" given by four classes 
of Richmond school children and their teachers. The 
skit demonstrated the four levels on which arithme- 
tic is taught in the City schools. . . . Jean Boatwright 
Goodman '12, president of the Woman's Club of 
Northumberland County, was one of five winners for 
her club of the VFWC District press books con- 
test. . . . Annie Ragsdale Connelly '17 has moved 
from Washington and is living in Highland Springs 
with her sister, Mamie Ragsdale Turner '12 and 
Mamie's husband, who is a retired army engineer. 
Annie has two sons: One is a consul in the Embassy 
in Stockholm, Sweden, and the other is a research 
engineer at Oak Ridge, Tenn. She and Blanche 
Gentry Douglas plan to visit her son in Europe next 
year. . . . Gladys Tucker Rollins *17, in addition to 
managing a family of five men ranging in ages 
from 15 to S5. is busv in the Baptist Church, 
Woman's Club, U. D. C. Y. W. C. A., PTA, and Red 
Cross. Her son who has been at the University of 



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Virginia for three years said of Longwood College, 
"It's really a beautiful College — iane of the loveliest 
in Virginia." His mother says, "He ought to 
know — he tries them alll" 

1920-1929 

Katharine Krebs Kearsley '20, whose husband is a 
scientist at Oak Ridge, Tenn., spent last year at 
Idaho Falls while her husband was working at 
Reactor Testing Station for A. E. C. in Idaho. They 
spent Christmas at Sun Valley and they hoped to 
visit California before returning to Oak Ridge. . . . 
Etta Belle Walker Northington '22, will continue to 
edit the Virginia Club Woman for the next two years. 
Among her other many civic activities is serving on 
the executive committee in the Virginia Division of 
the American Cancer Society. The committee is 
busy now trying to get the newly acquired cancermo- 
bile put on the road as an educational medium. . . . 
Edna Lantz's picture appeared last May in the 
Richmond Times-Dispatch as the new president of 
the Monument Hills Garden Club. . . . Margaret 
Kite Sims '23 served as the official delegate of the 
Charlottesville Education Association to the N. E. A. 
in Detroit last summer. . . . Martha Coulling '24 was 
pictured with her first grade students recently in a 
Richmond newspaper, as they made flower arrange- 
ments to brighten up their room in the Matthew 
Whaley School in Williamsburg. . . . Lucy Irving 
Shepard's eight-year-old son, Lucius Shepard. has a 
story published in Collins Magazine, London, Eng- 
land, entitled "We Meet a Native." . . . Celeste 
Whaley Reynolds '26. M. S., V. P. L, is one of two 
Virginians who have just been appointed to the 
Home Economics Education Service as district 
supervisors at large to assist in the supervision of 
the school lunch program. . . . Lucie Scott Lancaster 
'26, was recently installed as president of the Farm- 
ville Garden Study Club. She leads a busy life car- 
ing for her husband and three children and taking 
an active part in church and civic organizations. . . . 
Martina Willis '26, who has been the audio-visual 
specialist in the State College at Farmington, Maine, 
and in the summer, a teacher in Boston University, 
has recently accepted the position of Supervisor of 
Elementary Education for Gloucester, Mass. There 
she works with about a hundred teachers, grades 
one to six. ... A former student of Ida Hill's '26, so 
a member of his family writes us, used to prove 
his geometry theorems in Latin and made models of 
the figures in copper wire. He still regards Ida as 
one of his most stimulating teachers. . . . 

■The Class of 1928 serves in many ways! Virginia 
Updyke Cushwa. the class president, became director 
of instruction for Orange County Schools last June. 
Formerly she was a supervisor in Louisa County 
Schools. . . . Nellie Long Tyler is in charge of Ad- 
justment Department in Hecht's new store in Ar- 
lington. . . . Gladys Oliver Wenner, head of music 
department in the city schools, is serving as program 
chairman for the Staunton Education Association 
this year. , . . Kathleen Sanford Harrison is teaching 
again in Jarratt High School. She has three children. 
a girl and two boys, who are all in school now. . . . 
Harriett Brown, teaches in a private school in Ports- 
mouth. She is active in church work, serving as 
assistant organist and teacher in the Sunday School. 
She is a member of the American Guild of Organists. 

1930-1939 

Hannah M. Early '30 left last summer for London, 
England, where she will be an exchange teacher 
under the Fullbright Act at the Bousfield Infant and 
Nursery School. Miss Eva Richardson, an English- 
woman, wiU in turn teach Hannah's second grade 
in Baltimore, Md. London will not be too strange 
for Hannah as she spent four months there in 1944 
in the American Red Cross. During school holidays 
she hopes to visit Rome, Paris, Norway, and Sweden. 
. . . Ruby Branch Carlton '30 was honored by the 
Henrico County community last June, for twenty- 
five years' teaching in Antioch School. Former pupils 
and parents of this one-teacher school assembled for 
speeches of tribute and a reception to this teacher 
who has "influenced her pupils by ruling with the 
heart rather than the rod." Her picture and the 
account of her years of devoted service were in the 
Richmond Times-Dispatch. ... A bronze plaque was 
recently unveiled at Tar Wallet Church in Cumber- 
land in honor of Nellie Lee Putney '30. For thirteen 

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years preceding her death in China, she was a 
missionary there. 

Eleanor Gleason *3l acted as resource director at 
a conference of nationally known educators held at 
New York University recently. She is teaching in 
Pleasantville, N. Y., public school. Also, she is a 
member of the Educational Policies Council of the 
New York Teachers Association and a past director 
of the West Chester County Teachers Association. 
Through her work on the Policies Council she initi- 
ated the annual workshop for educational leaders 
at Silver Bay, N. Y. . . . Evelyn Simpson '31 su- 
pervisor of home-making education in the Rich- 
mond schools, was chairman of local arrangements, 
when the Virginia Home Economics Association 
met there last March. Other alumnae prominent 
at this meeting were: Rosemary Howell '40. Rich- 
mond, and Bertie Yates '26, Charlotte Court House, 
distiict chairman, and Ruth Jamison '16, of the 
Virginia extension service in Blacksburg, vice- 
president of the Association. . . , Carmen E. Clark 
'35 left the Air Force last summer and has joined the 
Army. She is Chief of the Reference Section of 
the Army War College Library at Carlisle Barracks, 
Penn. She was formerly on the library staff of 
Longwood College. . . . Audrey Mattox Merryman '35 
writes that she has four children and is living in 
Rustburg. . . . Ethel Covington Allen '36 is prin- 
cipal of the Prospect Elementary School. One of 
her chief projects is to add to the school library 
which burned several years ago. In January the 
P. T. A. presented the school 155 new books. . . . 
Claudine O'Brien '36 traveled in Europe two 
months during the past summer. Her itinerary in- 
cluded England, Switzerland, Germany. Italy, and 
France. While in Germany she visited a cousin 
with the American Embassy i . . . Eunice Tanner 
Bailey '36 has three children and lives in Rustburg, 
where she is teaching again. 

1940-1952 

For news of the 40-classes, see the class letters 
below. The 50's and Si's with Carol Bird Stoops and 
Betsy Gravely as their leaders and with their loyal 
class agents have been actively working for their 
Alma Mater, we know, whether their class letters 
appear or not. Perhaps they meant to yield this 
place to their younger sister class — the 1952's! How- 
ever, these separate items have come into this office 
recently. . . . Barbara Grizzard teaches in Peters- 
burg. . . . Craig Cumbey, who has been in Korea, 
has been sent to Tokyo. Japan. . . . Dot Carter 
Angle has been appointed Home Demonstration 
Agent for Franklin County, succeeding Mrs. Velma 
Gassaway. . . . Dolores Duncan Smallwood has es- 
tablished residence in San Diego, Calif., while her 
husband, Lester Smallwood now a naval officer, is 
in Korea. Dolores is teaching in the primary grades 
of the San Diego Schools. ... A new physical 
therapy division has recently been opened in the 
Central Y. W. C. A. in Roanoke, with Sue Brew- 
baker, as the health education director. . . . Ann 
Elizabeth Norfleet Taylor, lives at Virginia Beach. Lt. 
Taylor is attached to the U. S. S. Midway. . . . Ned 
Orange, who has taught business education in 
Louisburg College, Louisburg. N. C. has received a 
graduate assistantship at Woman's College. Univer- 
sity of N. C. In this capacity he will instruct and 
pursue courses leading to the master's degree. . . . 
Longwood was well represented in the queen's court 
at the Mathews County Spring Festival, Romine 
Mahood was "Miss Emporia", Martha Alice Wilson 
was "Miss Farmville", Jean Oliver was "Miss 
Gloucester", and Louise Thrift was "Miss Middle- 
sex." 

CLASS OF 1892 

Class Secretary: Louise Twelvetrees (Mrs. J. C. 

Hamlett) , Powhatan. Va. 

May Boswell Gordon and Louise Twelvetrees Ham- 
lett were the only members of the class of 1892 
present at the Founder's Day reunion of March. 
1952. Four more had responded to the class letter 
giving their reasons for not coming. Since May and 
Louise had not met since their graduation in 
February. 1892, they had much of the past, present, 
and future to talk about. . . . Neither had been in 
Jarman Hall before, so interest in the exercises 
was enhanced by this experience. The luncheon 
was most interesting with Mrs. Joseph Eggleston, the 

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Longwood College Choir 



The Longwood College Choir, Orchesis, the Longwood Players and the 
Madrigal Singers are available for performances in some of the larger 
cities of Virginia, provided the local chapters of the Longwood Alumnae 
Association sponsor the performances, and a schedule can be worked out. 



The Longwood Choir and the Hampden-Sydney Glee Club will give 
two combined concerts in the Jarman Auditorium, one December 14 and 
the other, April 17. If any group of alumnae of the two colleges are in- 
terested in sponsoring a concert by the chorus, Longwood College will 
try to make the arrangements. 




Orchesis 




Longwood Players 



only representative of the oldest class present. 1SS7, 
at the head of the table; and May and Louise as 
members of the next class on each side of her. , . . 
At the business meeting. May who has the art of 
expressing herself well with both the spoken and 
written word, made a little speech. The Wedge- 
wood College china plates given to the three oldest 
alumnae present were much appreciated. The de- 
lightful tea at Longwood House gave the opportun- 
ity to meet new friends as well as old. 

CLASS OF ]897 

Class President: Zillah Mapp, (Mrs. J. A. Winn) 

1029 Flower Ave., Takoma Park, Md. 

Friends of the "97 class who were disappointed that 
none of them could be present for their anniversary 
last year will be interested in the letters the Zillah 
Mapp Winn has received from them since that date. 
Mamie Brinson Elliott writes that since her hus- 
band's retirement, they have come back to Virginia 
to live, and happy they are to be back in a home 
adjoining the farm, where her husband was born 
and raised, just across the field from where Jennie 
Phillips Elliott lives. Her husband is busy with 
his flowers, vegetables, and fishing, and she with 
her home and church work. She is the teacher of 
the Senior Woman's Bible Class in the Methodist 
Chuich there. When they left Beaver. Pa., they 
had to leave behind them their two sons and their 
daughter, all married, and their seven grand- 
children. However, Pennsylvania and New York 
are not so far away that they can't see and enjoy 
the children very often. Mamie tells of an in- 
teresting co-incidence. Once, while marketing in 
Beaver, a friend wanted her to meet a young woman 
from the South who "talked just like I did." It 
turned out that this young woman and Mamie were 
both Farmville Alumnae. 

Lottie Dijcr Schneider, whose home is Pleasant 
Corners, Shepherdstown, W. Va., has two children. 
Her daughter is the wife of the president of Marion 
College and the mother of three interesting children ; 
her son is a professor at the University of Rochester. 
His wife, the daughter of Rear- Admiral McMillen, 
and a gx-aduate of Mt. Holyoke, is "as good to me as 
my own daughter which is saying a lot." Lottie 
and her roommates, Marie Wilkie, Lillian Divine 
Burch, and Ida Cofer Seim, who had their pictures 
taken together in 1897, met at Lillian's 51 years af- 
ter, and had them taken again in the same position. 
"You should see the before and after!" Lottie says. 
. . . Pattie Pollard Morrow wrote from Atlanta 
where she was visiting one of her two daughters. 
Her other daughter is married and lives in North 
Carolina. She has nine grandchildren and three 
great granddaughters. . . . Jessie Young says : 
"There isn't much to write about myself. Though 
not a grandmother, I am a proud auntie of seven 
nieces and nephews. They are all fine young people, 
including the in-laws, and a great joy to us all. 
The three girls are all graduates of Longwood. and 
a nephew, a Ph. D. graduate of the University of 
Virginia, is now doing research there after a year 
at Oak Ridge." Jessie keeps house for her mother, 
98 years old but still young and alert mentally. 
Though her outside activities are naturally limited, 
Jessie keeps up her work teaching the Woman's Adult 
Class in Sunday School and the Mission Study Classes 
in the W. S. C. S. 

These letters all mention other classmates ; Edna 
Spencer, their president, long deceased : Elizabeth 
Ivy. whom they all loved and who did a wonderful 
piece of work in the Hampton Schools as a kinder- 
garten teacher. She, too, died many years ago. 
Annie Ferrabee, address unknown, was "a person 
so much in her shell that few realized the gift of 
cleverness in writing that was hers." Almost every 
letter speaks affectionately of Emma Le Cato Eichel- 
berger. One notes that she had another poem 
published recently in the Accomac paper. 

Zillah Mapp Winn tells little about herself. If the 
Washington Alumnae Chapter could speak for her 
they would tell of her generous support, ever since 
the chapter was organized. Her hospitable home 
has been open to them often, and her presence at 
their meetings is always an inspiration. She spent 
last summer with Madeline, her youngest daughter, 
and her five children, at Chateau Charmain, their 
lovely home in Charmain. Pa. The other daughter 
is married and lives in Washington. 

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CLASS OF 1899 

Class Secretary: Ruby Leigh (Mrs. A. M. Orgain) 

Dinwiddle, Va. 

Until her marriage in 1911, Matilda Jones Plumley 
was a teacher, stenographer, business woman, in 
Richmond. Since her marriage she has lived in 
Charleston, W. Va., where she has been active in 
club and social service work. She also helped her 
husband, a prominent civil engineer and realtor, 
in his office during the last years of his life. . . . Ella 
Godivin Ridout lives in Roanoke. All three oi her 
children are married. Education and travel still 
appeal to her. She has had some wonderful trips 
by train, ocean liner, and plane — to all parts of her 
own country, to Mexico, and to the Caribbean 
countries. . . . Annette Leache Gemmell (Mrs, A. H. 
Gemmell) is dividing her time with her daughter, 
Tyler Gemmell, Librarian at Sweet Briar College 
and her son, John Gemmell, of Wilmington, N, C. 
She has three grandsons, John, 11, Andrew and Will, 
9-year old twins. . . . Alice Grey Welsh left her 
native Richmond many years ago to live in Hawaii 
which she loves. 

Before her marriage in 1906, Ruby Leigh Orgain 
taught for several years. Since her husband's death 
in 192S, she has held several important positions in 
county law offices. She has also found time for 
writing. Her Psalm for the Netv Year, widely pub- 
lished in club and church year books, has been an 
inspiration to nobler living for all who have read it. 
Her sketches of Dinwiddle County, and her work 
as historian of the Woman's Club are an addition 
to the county archives. At "Themismere," Din- 
widdle, she is now keeping house for her dauhter, 
Park Leigh Orgain, '30, visiting teacher for Ithe 
County, 

CLASS OF FEBRUARY 1899 

Class President : Miss Nellie Preston, Seven Mile 

Ford, Va. 
Acting Class Secretary : Miss Carrie B. Taliaferro, 

Orange, Va. 

Nellie Preston, who once spent two years "circling 
the globe" and wrote a book about her adventures, 
last August extended her travels to Alaska. . . . 
Ellen Richardson Walker followed her usual custom 
of escaping the torrid summer heat of Dallas by 
coming to Virginia in July. . , . Lucy Wright 
James has a granddaughter holding a position at 
Hollins College. Her introduction to Hollins was by 
means of an honor scholarship from her Richmond 
high school. One grandson, now a senior at Virginia 
Polytechnic Institute, was selected, when a Boy 
Scout, to attend a jamboree in Paris. Another 
grandson has entered North Carolina State College. 
. . , Sallie Michie Bayley likes to move around, for 
various reasons. Last January she was at swanky 
Hot Springs. Ark., trying the baths for relief of 
arthritis, with some success. This winter a southern 
cruise is planned for pleasure. , . . Pat Featherson 
reports an honorable past of forty-one years of 
teaching, thirty-nine in Roanoke. Sometimes now 
she substitutes in Appomattox schools. Claims of 
her mid- west relatives and friends have caused her 
to miss our important class reunions, to the regret 
of her classmates, . . . Brownie Taliaferro had the 
interesting experience of helping her cousin clear 
the latter's Farmville house of articles, many of 
which had been there nearly sixty years. Clothing 
of "the gay nineties" was interesting and amusing, 
letters and other written matter gave historical 
insight into former customs. . . . Other class mem- 
bers modestly refrained from writing about them- 
selves, 

CLASS OF JANUARY 1902 

Acting Secretary : Mary Power Farthing. Lightfoot, 

Va, 

Present at the 50th Reunion of the January Class 
of 1902 were Emma 0\ven3 Euliss and Mary Power 
Farthing and from the June Class we^e Georgia 
Bryan Hutt, Ethel Cole Quid, Cora Lee Cole Smith, 
and Katherine Vaucihan Farrar. All like to tell of 
the occasion- — ^the gracious reception, the courteous 
entertainment, and the joy of walking the halls and 
campus, viewing the changes, meeting old friends 
and making new ones. Emma is retired after forty- 
two years of teaching science in James Monroe 
High School in Fredericksburg. After graduation at 

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Farmville, she studied at the University of Virginia, 
William and Mary College, and Mary Washington 
College. She is active in civic and church work and 
in the DAR, but she finds time for her hobby — oil 
painting. Her granddaughter, Yvonne McCay, who 
holds a position in New Jersey, is quite an artist. 
Helen Winston Carmichael after leaving Farm- 
ville attended Columbia University. During her 
married life, she lived in Norfolk, but after her 
husband's death she returned to Fredericksburg as 
supervising teacher in Mary Washington College. 
She is now living with her mother in Bristol. Fan- 
nie Y. Smith taught in the Virginia Schools for 
some years, and was afterward engaged in Y.W.C.A. 
work. She is now living in Charlotte Court House 
keeping the home for her brother there. She keeps 
busy as teacher of the Women's Bible Class. Vice- 
president of the Woman's Club and active member 
of the Home Demonstration Club. Mary Power 
Farthing taught until her mother's illness called 
her to be home-maker. She finds time, too, for 
outside activities — teacher of Adult Woman's Bible 
Class, study director of Christian Woman's Fellow- 
ship, and program Chairman of the Home Demon- 
stration Club. She lives at "Breezeland". a farm in 
James City County. 



CLASS OF 1903 

Acting Secretary: Mary E. Peck, Fincastle. Va. 

Here are excerpts from some of the letters Mary 
Peck had from her class. Ruth Clendenmg Gaver 
writes, "Whatever ability I have is a result of a 
simple sturdy home, and secondly the wonderful 
teachers and friends I knew at Farmville. When I 
think of Miss Andrews, Miss Woodruff, and all the 
realy great people we were privileged to have as 
teachers and to know as friends, I wonder if their 
equal can be found at Longwood now. When our 
children were in school, I graduated three times from 
high school, boosted legislation, worked in church, 
civic clubs, etc. As you may know, our only son 
died near the end of his senior year at V. P. I. 
Lydia. our youngsest daughter, is happily married 
and has two lovely boys. Mary is director of the 
graduate school of library science at State Teachers 
College. Trenton, N. J. She has just been given 
leave of absence from the College to accept a State 
Department appointment to go to Teheran to set 
up a library methods workshop at the University of 
Teheran. From Mary Frayser McGehee comes the 
modest and misleading statement. "I have done 
nothing of special interest." Yet we know that 
she has had a busy and rewarding life. She has 
three children, Edna Earle, married and living in 
Lynchburg ; Elizabeth who has a position with the 
War Department in Washington; John W., Jr., with 
the Vick Chemical Company in Greensboro. N. C. She 
is still a busy woman as a member of the hospital 
board in Reidsville, N. C, member of the Garden 
Club, DAR. and UDC. and a literary and bridge 
club. Harriet Hankins says for her "being retired 
opens up new vistas, as I now have ample time 
to do many things impossible before." She says 
of her past work, "I have managed to work at 
something from the time we left Farmville." We, 
who know her record, can well believe it ! She 
volunteered for service as a nurse in 1914, and 
was sent over on the "Peace Ship" for service in 
Germany. Later she volunteered for duty with the 
United States Army Nurse Corps. After duty at 
several posts she was sent to France for two years 
during the First World War. During World War 
II, she was at several headquarters organizing 
nurses units, and directing a Basic Training Cen- 
ter. All this was done within continental limits. On 
reaching the statutory age. she was retired with the 
rank of Lieutenant Colonel : yet she says. "There is 
so little to tell. It's not a career with a future — • 
only a past !" 

Grace Holmes is "sure she has nothing exciting to 
write about herself," but Mary Peck knows these 
facts that seem more than "exciting" to us. Grace 
has a Ph.D. degree from George Washington Univer- 
sity in Paleontology ; she has been a teacher in 
the elementary and high schools in Washington, 
D. C. ; she holds membership in Altrusa Club. Phi 
Delta Gamma, Delta Kappa Gamma, A. A. U. W. 
She has made three trips to Europe, including a 
Mediterranean cruise to Egypt, Palestine, and 



Greece ; she has made one trip down the west coast 
and up the east coast of South America ; she has had 
at least five trips to the Caribbean, and is just back 
from a five-week freighter cruise to Puerto Rico, 
Venezuela, Colombia. Panama, and Cuba. This doesn't 
sound like a prosaic life to us ! Mary Yonge says : 
"It would have been fun to make up a story of a long 
and colorful career for you, Mary, but the plain truth 
seems best since you know my limitations — I always 
got "N. P.' on drawing!" The plain truth is that 
Mary Yonge retired in 1941 after having been a 
teacher in the Norfolk schools for many years, find- 
ing much joy in her work. According to her pupils 
she was a wonderful teacher. . . . Grace Warren 
Rowell says. "I wish I could claim some outstanding 
piece of work I have accomplished, but I have lived 
a happy, even, uneventful life. I still remember 
most affectionately my Alma Mater and the girls 
I knew there". Grace did do an "outstanding piece 
of work" for the College when she sent her twin 
daughters, Alice and Grace, to Longwood, for they 
were straight A's in scholarship and citizenship. 
Grace, in her own right, is outstanding in her com- 
munity — as a loyal worker in the Baptist Church, 
in the Smithfield Woman's Club, and in the well 
known Shakespeare Class of Isle of Wight. 

Mary Peck says of her own career, "I taught 
forty-six years and had a good time at it". Her 
master's degree is from the University of Virginia, 
she published several monographs on the teaching 
of history, and she spent one summer in Europe 
and several summers in graduate study at Chicago 
and Duke Universities. She reports that retirement 
at Peck's corner is delightful. Mary closes her 
letter: "TeU 'em — my 1903 classmates — I'll meet them 
for a talk fest on next Founders Day, which will be 
our fiftieth reunion !" 



CLASS OF 1905 

Class President: Edith Dickey (Mrs. J. R. Morris). 

S34 Locust Ave.. Charlottesville, Va. 
Class Secretary: Clair Woodruff (Mrs. J. L. Bugg), 

Farmville, Va. 

Maude Anderson Soyars lives in Richmond near 
her children on Chamberlayne Ave. . . . Edith 
Duvall Reed has an apartment in Hotel Roanoke. 
Roanoke. . . . Edith Dickey Morris spent her va- 
cation in Blowing Rock. N. C., where she was 
joined by her granddaughter. . . . Frances Wolfe. 
112 Cathedral Place, Richmond, writes she is active 
in home-making and her church work. Last fall 
she attended the Episcopal Convention in Boston, 
Mass. . . . For thirty-two years Lucy Mansoii Simpson 
has been a teacher of mathematics in the Maury 
High School of Norfolk ; and now she expects to 
retire in June. Lucy writes, "The years have been 
too short ; I have thoroughly enjoyed my work." 
After graduation, Lucy taught in Whaleyville, in a 
two-room school, which school during the fifteen 
years she was there she saw grow into a twelve-room 
accredited high school. Lucy also served the Ameri- 
canization Night School as principal for six_ years. 
Lucy's daughter, Helen, teaches English in the 
Junior High School in Norfolk. . . . Alice Paulette 
Creyke has been very prominent in the work of the 
National Society Daughters of the American Revo- 
lution. This year she is being presented for li- 
brarian general on the slate of Miss Gertrude S: 
Carraway. The election is to take place in April 
at the Continental Congress. 

We hear much of Charlotta Lewis and her work 
as a real estate agent in Coral Gables. Fla. . . . 
Clair Woodmff Bugg had a wonderful visit last 
summer in Columbia, Mo., with her son. Luckin, Jr., 
who teaches in the University of Missouri. Together 
they visited the old river towns in Missouri, the 
capitol at Jefferson City, and their trip home took 
them through the mountains of Tennessee and North 
Carolina. . . . Mary Day Parker whose address is 
now 100 Jay St., Freeport. N. Y.. is one of the most 
traveled members of the 1905 class. Last summer 
she went to San Juan, Virgin Islands, Trinidad, and 
many interesting places along the route. She de- 
scribed the beautiful harbor of Kingston, the 
Tower Isle Hotel overlooking the Caribbean, and 
interesting places in Cuba. Mary's work is now 
teaching remedial reading in Wautagh. where she 
has been teaching for the past twenty years. 



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CLASS OF 1911 

Class President: Louise Ford, (Mrs. S. G. Waller) 

301 West Drive, Rt, 13, Richmond, Va. 
Acting Secretary: Emily Johnson, 3833 N. 9th St., 

Arlington, Va. 

As Dr. Stone predicted so many years ago, 35 
percent of this class are career women, old maids to 
you. But take heart, Claire Gilliam has recently 
become Mrs. W. B. Simpson. But these Career 
women have done prety well. . . . Nell Maupin is a 
Ph.D. and teaches at S. T. C. in Bioomsburg, Pa. 
. . . Germania Wingo, who holds advanced degrees 
from Columbia University, has taught in the State 
College in Richmond. Ky., for many years. . . , 
Ashton Hatcher is elementary supervisor in Hanover 
County. . . . Elsie Wilson, A. B., William and Mary 
and M. A., Peabody College, is principal of a large 
elementary school. She has traveled to Europe, to 
California, and to Hawaii. Travel is really her 
hobby — that and china painting. . . . Roberta Saun- 
ders teaches in Newport News ; Elsie Landrum in 
Lynchburg, and Laura Homes in Portsmouth. 

Selina Hindle and Bessie Gordon Jones joined the 
Jarman Cup- winning Class by getting their de- 
gress with the distinguished class of 1926. . . . 
Florence Jayne is admittance clerk at the big new 
George Washington Hospital. She is now a grand- 
mother, having adopted three children years ago. 
. . . Rebekah Peck has retired and is taking life easy 
in Fincastle on the Old Fincastle Road. Kathleen 
Saville. M. A., Columbia University, lives in a 
little cottage in Lexington. . . . Lucy Cabell Step- 
toe of Lynchburg, degree graduate '42. and Grace 
Terrell Clements of Beaverdam, were among those 
who came to the Class Reunion and helped us almost 
capture the Jarman Cup. We have adopted Miss 
Carrie Sutherlin as our Senior "Man" in place 
of our dear Dr. Milledge. So watch out for 1956 1 
. . . Pattie Prince Turnbull has retired after 
teaching 28 years in Scarsdale. N. Y., and has re- 
turned home to Lawrenceville to live. All these 
career women who have no MRS. degree and many 
others from whom I have not heard have held im- 
portant positions in their chosen work. . . . Now 
for those who have added the MRS. degree. Vera 
Tignor Sandidge found Key West before President 
Truman did and thinks he has not spoiled its sheer 
delight. . . . Martha Smith Reed is a grandmother. 
. . . Myrtle Townes Tayloe, a famous rose grower 
and judge (she has just been made a National rose 
judge ) . has been handicapped by a broken ankle. 
She fell in her lovely rose garden in Vienna. Since 
1939 she has been Red Cross production chairman 
for Fairfax County and last year 44,000 garments 
were made in the county. 

Sue Cook is Mrs. Lowry S. Booker of Roanoke. I 
look at the lovely photograph she gave me and won- 
der why she never writes. Whether they write or not 
we can't forget Lucille Cousms James now a widow 
and Ruth Dabncy Pennington, of Pennington Gap, 
our "Little Dab." . . . Sallie Drinkard Green is one 
of the founders of the Raleigh, N. C, Alumnae 
Chapter. Lula Driver Healy's husband is the su- 
perintendent of the Virginia School for the Deaf 
and Blind at Staunton. Her only daughter is Mrs. 
Allen Clay. Jr., of Charlottesville. . . . Patty Epes 
Watson, lives in Crewe. ... In Richmond reside: 
Ratty Ford Waller, our president. Louise Eubank 
Broaddus. supervisor in Richmond schools for many 
a year ; Mary Allen Shaw McCue who teaches at St. 
Catherine's School; Carrie Rcnnie Eason, whose 
three daughters made such fine records at Longwood 
in academic work and in extra-curricular activities. 
. . . Bert Myers Lay has moved back to Richmond 
from Sparta. . . . Nearby in Chester is Mildred 
Sutherland Perdue. ... In Charlottesville is Mary 
Fitzgerald Borden and nearby at Ash Lawn, Mary 
Kipps Birckherd is hostess. And now that we have 
mentioned "Miss Mary" we must mention "Miss 
Carrie" right away. Carrie Hunter Willis gave the 
Alumnae address at the dedication of the Jarman 
organ and had us all in tears. The Class presented 
her with a plate "Winter at Longwood." made by 
Jane Bacon Lacy '21. Off to Alaska she "jaunted" for 
the nth time, to see her dau-rhter who lives near 
the Arctic Circle. . . . Anna Hmvcrton King lives in 
Charlotte. N. C. . . . Lnlln Ridley Janes Warner, 
first honor graduate of the deg'-ee class of '24. still 
seeing into the future, lives in New York Citv. . . . 
Pearl Justice Freeman, high in the circles of VFWC, 

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lives in Stony Creek of which her husband is Mayor. 
Down there they got rid of mosquitoes and were 
written up in the May issue of Public Health Re- 
ports. Emily W. Johnson is research editor on the 
staff of that publication. . . . Effie Wrenn Parham 
and Anna Briggs Slade who live there, too, must 
have had part in the mosquito fight — everybody did. 

JMay Langsloiv Menin lives in Trenton. N. J., and 
writes : "We live very quietly. I am just about a3 
completely happy as any one has a right to be in 
these times. I often think I must be a moron to 
be so satisfied — but when one has the best husband 
in the world, a daughter happily married, and two 
adorable grandchildren who love you, what more 
could anyone ask of life?" ... In the Carolinas are 
Marie Mapp Rippetoe at Dillon, S. C, and Violet 
Marshall Miller at Greensboro, N. C. Helen Massie 
Meredith and Nannie WiTnbish Archer are separated 
by half the state. The former lives in Lawrence- 
ville in Brunswick County and the latter in Saltville 
in Smyth County. . . . Eloise Ga^sman Cook lives 
in Lexington and Sarah Stuart Grover, in Lake 
Hamilton, Fla. . . . Janie Gaitics Wightman, of Ash- 
land, counts her biggest job besides being married to 
the "Bard of Ashland" and "Poet Laureate of the 
Richmond Times Dispatch", as having served as 
Chairman of the Red Cross Donor Program in World 
War II, During World War I, she was a yeomanette, 
her husband, an ensign. She belongs to the Rich- 
mond Woman's Club and has been president of the 
Ashland Garden Club. Now she is recording secre- 
tary and treasurer of the Hanover County branch of 
the Associated Press of Virginia. . . . Life unevent- 
ful ? No ! Our poet, editor, literary genius. Irma 
Phillips Wallace, is chairman of the 1910-1912 group 
in the Washington Chapter and sends out her notices 
in rhyme. She has two grandchildren, one an 11- 
year-old football player and the other a five-year-old 
Dresden Doll who lives to dance! . . . Pearl Bowyer 
Stevenson's son learned to read from a picture book 
primer that was his mother's yearbook. . . . Ab- 
bie Conduff Castle of Willis came to the class re- 
union. . . . Charlotte Troughton Corner is an 
active member of the Washington Chapter and 
brought her daughter to Farmville lor Founders Day. 
Carrie Hunter Willis, of Fredericksburg ; 
Ella Babbitt Phipps, of McKenney : Allie Bryant 
Beale, of Branchville; Myrtle Ligon Crute, of Farm- 
ville; and Penelope White West, of Portsmouth have 
all sent daughters to Longwood. So also did Susie 
Robinson Turner, a degree graduate of '36, who 
always adds much to the gayety of our reunions. 
Ruth Sheppard Forbes our vice-president, led the del- 
egation to our last reunion. 

Note: The secretary failed to tell us that she, as 
president of the Washington Chapter, has seen it 
grow from S3 to more than 300 members : and that 
in 1952 she was elected historian. Fourth District, 
VFWC. 

CLASS OF 1913 

Class President: Thelma Blanton (Mrs. S. W. Rock- ^ 

well) 602 Westover Ave., Norfolk, Va. 
Acting Secretary: Ruth Harding (Mrs. M. B. Coyner) 
Farmville, Va. 

Ethel Abbitt Burke is active in the Tvork of the 
Appomattox Chapter. Her husband is superin- 
tendent of schools in the County, and her daughter. 
Jane Burke Williams, is a Longwood alumna. . . . 
Madeline Askew Harman is a real force in the 
civic, church and social life of Pulaski and Virginia, 
She is now president of the Western First District 
of the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs, 
parliamentarian for the American Legion Auxiliary, 
director of Southwest District of D. A. R.. president 
of the Pulaski Garden Club and an accredited flower 
show judge of the National Council of Garden Clubs, 
vice-chairman of the Pulaski Chapter Red Cross 
with a 30-year service pin of the A. R. C, a member 
of the State Board of the Virginia Federation of 
Music Clubs, teacher of the women's Bible class in 
the First Methodist Church, vice-chairman of the 
Pulaski County Democratic Committee and a mem- 
ber of the ninth district of the State Central Demo- 
c-atic Committee. . . . Florence Boston Decker's 
Into the East, published in 1951, is a collection of 
extracts from letters carefully saved by her family 
and friends during the years of her son's life — the 
years 1921-1943. The book is "a simple tragic story 
of an American college boy who loved life and 

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to whom fighting and death were foieign. but who 
feared neither when the test came." It is a 
moving chronicle, a fitting memorial to Lt. Frank 
W. Decker and to the other eighty-three officers 
and men who went down with the four mine 
sweepers off the coast of Okinawa in 1945. . . . 
Florence Buford was one of the five runners-up 
last fall in a search for the "Woman of the 
Year"; organizations in the State representing a 
membership of 11,000 submitted their nominations 
for this honor. Florence is principal of the Clarke 
School in Charlottesville. . . . Antoinette Davis 
Schaefer, class poet, is teaching in her home city, 
Lynchburg. She has added spice to Long wood 
Summer school for several sessions. Her one 
son has been in foreign service. . . . Elizabeth 
Downey who received a degree from Longwood in 
1943 in teaching in her native city of Portsmouth. 
. . . Jennie Earnest Mayo whose husband teaches 
at V. M, I. is an active member of the Lexington 
Chapter. The tea in her home on the parade 
grounds was a highlight for this Chapter last 
year. Her one daughter is married to a Harvard 
professor. . . . Mary Eggleston, "Muggins", who 
received her degree from Longwood in 1929, is 
prominent in educational circles in Winston-Salem, 
N. C, where she is principal of an elementary 
school. . . . Fannie Graham Hutcheson has kept 
in touch with Longwood by frequent visits to Miss 
Leola Wheeler and her cousin, Sophie Booker Packer 
at Hampden-Sydney. Her daughter. Frances 
Hutcheson Pancake graduated in the class of 1939. 
Fannie lives in Lexington. 

Anne Warren Jones Starritt is thrilled to be a 
grandmother three times. She and her husband 
flew to Los Angeles to see the latest grandchild last 
summer. She has studied the teaching of the 
strephosymbolic and in Charleston, W. Va., her 
home, she has a private class. Rubye Keith Wencke of 
Battle Creek, Mich., with her daughter visited the 
College one day last spring, while her husband was 
attending a medical meeting in Roanoke. 
Nena Lochridge Sexton was most active in organ- 
izing the Raleigh, N. C, Chapter and has served 
loyally as an officer ever since. Both of Nena's 
daughters, Beverly '39 and Betty '43, have gradu- 
ated at Longwood. Betty has two children. . . . Alice 
Martin Horgan is a member of the Washington, D. C. 
Chapter where she has a government position. 
She plans to be among those present at the March 
reunion. . . . Jennie Martin Purdum is living in 
Virginia again after spending most of her married 
life in Ohio and Indiana. Richmond is near enough 
for her to be present at the reunion. . . . Emily Min- 
nigerode Claytor and Lily Percivall Rucker, '12, of 
Bedford, visited the College last spring to see the 
many new buildings and furnishings. Emily's 
daughter, Imogene Claytor Withers is also a Long- 
wood graduate. . . . Ruth PerceivaU Whittle claims 
that she had the record number of children in 
the class of 1913 — six. three sons and three 
daughters. Two of her daughters are Longwood 
Alumnae. . , . Ethel Rodes and Hallie Rodes Willber- 
ger have always made an enthusiastic response to 
all financial plans for their Alma Mater. Ethel re- 
ceived a degree from Longwood in 1928. Hallie has 
one son and they live at Crimora. . . . Mary Sterling 
Smith lives alone and likes it ! She soon left the 
teaching profession and has done secretarial work 
in her native city of Petersburg. Elsie StuU has led 
a busy life since her graduation. For many years 
she lived in Covington where she was president of 
the Alleghany Chapter of the U. D. C. a member 
of the Woman's Club and the Rainbow Ridge Chapter 
of the D. A. R. She is now living in Bethesda, Md. 
. . . Natalia Terry Withers assumed the business of 
her husband in Abingdon after his sudden death 
several years ago. Her two sons are married. . . . 
Annie Tignor soon left the teaching profession for 
a position in a Portsmouth bank. She was able to 
attend her class reunion 20 years ago because of 
President Roosevelt's bank holiday. . . . Virginia 
Wilson, "Jennie", received the B. S. degree from 
Longwood in 1937. She has been a teacher in William 
Fox School. Richmond, for many years and she 
is always present at the Richmond Chapter meet- 
ings. . . . Ann Woodroof Hall, whose husband is 
vice-president and Comptroller of the well known 
makers of Hallmark greeting cards, lives in Kan- 
sas City, Mo. They have one son in the Air Corps. 
Last summer she and her husband traveled in 

December. 1952 



England. France. Switzerland, and Italy. The high- 
light of her trip was having lunch with Prime 
Mmister and Mrs. Churchill at 10 Downing Street. 
Two years ago they went to South America, and 
while in Lima. Peiu, she met Miss Mamie Rohr, a 
former Longwood College facuty member. Besides 
church and civic work, Ann's chief interests are 
golf and painting. She has done some oils, mostly 
landscapes and still life. She plans to be in Farm- 
ville on March 21, 1953. . . , Four members of the 
class of 1913 are on the staff of Longwood College 
and will be here to greet the others on Founde.s 
Day. March 21, 1953. They are: Virginia Bugg, 
registrar; Ruth Harding Coyner, alumnae secre- 
tary ; Winnie Hiner, treasurer, and Bessie Price 
Rex, night hostess. Ada Bierbower is in nearby 
Blackstone and will also serve as a hostess. 



CLASS OF 1914 

Class President: Maria Bristow (Mrs. T. J. Starke), 
"Rustom", River Road, Richmond. 

Class Secretary: Susan Minton, Mrs. A. M. Reyn- 
olds) , Covington, Va. 

Acting Class Secretary: Margaret Snow (Mrs. 
James C. Clark), 819 Pocahontas Ave.. Coving- 
ton, Va. 

Nan Gray Friehofer lives in Indianapolis. Mr. 
Friehofer is now retired and they spend part of 
the winter in Florida. The old school ma'am has 
come uppermost tho', and Nan has been doing a 
bit of substituting. . . . Jessie Pribble Higgins, 
Clifton Forge, is active in church, civic, and social 
affairs. (Incidentally she is even prettier than 
when she graduated.) Jess reports that she has 
spent most of the summer at the bedside of her 
mother who is ill in a Lynchburg hospital. . . . 
Virgie ("Frowzy") Atkinson Borden is making 
her home in Miami, Fla., since the death of her 
husband. Major Fred Borden. . . . Estelle McClung 
Wood still teaches in the Eagle Rock High School. 
Her twin daughters, Janice and Lucille, are both 
married and she has several grandchildren. . . . 
Mary Adeline Snow has taught in the public 
schools of Yonkers, N. Y., for a number of years. 
. . . Anne Everett lives at Remo, and cares for 
her aged mother. . . . Lucy Heath Sherrill, her 
husband, and daughter spent several months in 
Europe last summer. Her son is at Stamford 
University in R, O. T. C. Their home is La Jolla, 
Calif., where her husband is a busy physician. 

Susan Minton Reynolds and her husband. Rev. 
Arthur McKinley Reynolds, pastor of Cranberry 
Memorial Methodist Church, Covington, have been 
given a two-months' leave of absence in order that 
they may visit Europe. They have four children : 
McKinley, Jr., an interne in the Medical College of 
Virginia ; Sue, a teacher in the Richmond schools ; 
Marvin, a student at V. P. I. ; and Franklin, in 
junior high school. . . . Junnita Manning] Harper, 
since the marriage of her daughter, Helen, lives 
alone at her home on Plymouth Road, West Palm 
Beach, Fla. . . . Emma Webb Watkins lives in 
Emporia. Both of her daughters are married, Ruth 
living in Norfolk, and Marj'. in Natchez. Miss. . . . 
Margaret ("Crook") Snow Clark lives in Covington, 
where her husband serves the McAllister Memorial 
Presbyterian Church. She has two daughters, both 
of whom are married. Peggy lives in Arlington, 
and Ann Bowie, in Ann Arbor, Mich. . . . Esther 
Ford Macatee returned last spring to the U. S. 
with her husband. Col. E. V. Macatee. after 
spending the past three years in Munich. Germany, 
where Col. Macatee commanded the Munich Quar- 
termaster Depot. Esther realized a life ambition 
while in Germany. Since childhood she has written 
lyrics, ballads, dance numbers, and hymns but had 
not been able to score them. While there she 
studied music under a famous teacher and learned 
to write her first score. Since then her numbers 
have been sung in public, recordings were made, and 
she was interviewed on the American Forces Zone- 
wide network. TTieir son, Edward. Jr., was with 
them in Germany, and was married soon after 
their return. Son Charles was left in Munich, and 
another son, Lt. Bill, is with the Army on Koje 
Island. Korea. Esther is now living in Richmond, 
where her husband is the commanding officer of 
the Bell wood Quartermaster Depot. 



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CLASS OF 1915 

Class President: Evelyn Noell (Mrs. W. H. Wood), 

409 N. Main Street, Tuscumbia, Ala. 
Acting Class Secretary : Olivia Compton, 629 Mar- 
shall Ave.. Roanoke, Va. 

I have succeeded in gathering a little information 
about my class — enough to show that the class of 
1915 is very much alive. Sallie Perkins Oast lives 
in Portsmouth ; Elizabeth Ewald Liveley and Gene- 
vieve Gresham White teach in Portsmouth ; Elfie 
Meredith in Lawrenceville ; Lizzie Young in 
Roanoke. She is chainnan of her grade group 
for the city this year. . . . Mary Codd Parker 
lives in Portsmouth ; she has two grandchildren ; 
her son is with RCA in Camden, and is in the 
Air Force Reserve. Mary is much interested in 
ceramics and has painted a variety of things ; she 
is also interested in raising African violets ; she 
teaches an adult Bible class of seventy. She still 
shows the qualities which made us select her for 
president of Student Government. . . . Louise 
Miller Price has been re-elected to the AH- Woman 
Council, Washington, Va., which got so much 
publicity in Collier's and Life. Catherine Hill Shep- 
herd is an active teacher, community and church 
worker, as well as an ideal home maker in Cum- 
berland. Evelyn Dinwiddie Bass, former president 
of the Richmond Alumnae Chapter, is serving as 
regent of the William Byrd Chapter, D. A. R. . . . 
I own my home in Roanoke and stay busv doing a 
little church work, a little WCTU work, and all of 
my housekeeping. 



CLASS OF 1916 

Class President : Louise Chiles ( Mrs, Addison 

Weisiger, Jr.) 1006 Monte Sano Ave., Augusta, 

Ga. 
Acting Class Secretary: Ellen L. Lash, 31 Court 

Street, Portsmouth, Va. 

Amelia Bain Lightner lived for years at Kahului, 
Mani, T. H., where she taught occasionally, served 
on the school board, was active in the Little 
Theatre, raised German shepherd dogs, became 
quite professional in taking movies in color (ac- 
cording to one of her friends who has seen them), 
and censored mail during World War II. when she 
served in what was the equivalent of the Woman's 
Army Corps. After Dr. Lightner retired from 
active practice, he purchased "Bollingbrook," an 
old estate near Upperville, which Amelia has been 
husy refurbishing. . . . Evelyn Brooks received her 
bachelor's degree at Boston University, where she 
specialized in music, and now teaches sixth graders 
at John Marshall School, Portsmouth. Their pi'o- 
grams are a real contribution to the musical life 
of the community. Evelyn is also very active in 
the American Association of University Women. 
. . . Mary Dorsey Downey Lawrence, who has re- 
cently moved into her new home at Cavalier Park, 
Virginia Beach, has two daughters and two grand- 
children. Time marches on ! . . . Helen Gray Vance 
of Bristol, Tenn., is the mother of three fine boys. 
The older two are internists ; Graham will complete 
his stint as an army doctor in February, and Fred 
Jr., has established his oifice in Bristol. Allen has 
another year at Davidson College. Helen does a 
lot of baby-sitting with her three "precious" 
grandchildren. Wouldn't it be fun to see Grandma 
Vance in action ! 

Florence Hall holds the record of having taught 
in the same room at John Marshall School, Ports- 
mouth, for thirty-six years. Fortunate is the teacher 
who gets the boys and girls that she has prepared 
for high school, for they are equipped with both 
skills and aptitudes. After leaving Farmville, 
Florence studied at Teachers College. Columbia 
University for several summers and won her B. 

A. at William and Mary. She has visited Canada 
and almost every state in the country in her trav- 
els. Her chief extra-curricular interest is the 
Eastern Star, of which she is a past Matron. . . . 
Ellen Lash still lives in the house that was home 
in 1916 and has taught in Portsmouth schools ever 
since graduation, except for time out getting her 

B. S. at Teachers College, Columbia, and he*- M. A. 
at William and Mary. Her most interesting ex- 
periences to date are her summers at Girl Scout 
Camps from Massachusetts to Georgia, a year's 
residence at New York International House, a 



spring at Oxford University, four summers de- 
veloping materials for the core curriculum of 
Virginia high schools, and a freighter trip around 
Newfoundland. Her extra-curricular interests at 
present are: A.A.U.W. Portsmouth Public Li- 
brary, Travelers Aid, United World Federalists. 
. . . Doris Porter McLean after leaving Farmville 
studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Arts, of 
which she is a fellow, and in (japri. She received 
her M.A. degree from the University of Michigan. 
Doris, who has taught at St. Marys' Hall, Burling- 
ton, N. J., Michigan State Normal at Ypsilanti, 
and also at the University of Michigan, has suc- 
ceeded in combining marriage and a career. In 
addition to being a housewife she is director of the 
Ann Arbor Art Academy. Who's Who in Art lists 
her as a member of the Detroit Society of Women 
Painters and Sculptors, Ann Arbor and North 
Shore Art Association, Grosse Point Artists, and 
Palette and Brush, an honorary society of the 
Michigan Academy of Arts, Sciences, and Letters. 
She has frequently exhibited and has contributed 
articles to art and education magazines. Helena 
Nichols, an author of text books in elementary 
science and for many years a teacher in New York, 
is now consultant in the Manhassett, Long Island 
Schools. It was Helene who initiated the plan 
for a portrait of Miss Mix for Longwood. To her, 
for her generous gift ; to Mary Peck '03 for her 
contribution of time and money ; and to Julia 
Mahood '20, our artist, we are indebted for this 
beautiful portrait of a beloved teacher — now hang- 
ing in the college library. 

Peggy Wonycutt Newson's family consists of 
husband, J. Holt Newson, and two sons. James H. 
Jr., married, Thomas P., who is in the Air Force, 
and one grandson James H., III. . . . Alice Moore 
Armstrong has taught in the elementary schools of 
Norfolk since her graduation, working diligently 
for the welfare of teachers and pupils and has held 
many high offices in local and state associations. 
For four j'ears she directed a business girls' sorority 
fostering education, under the direction of Columbia 
University. At present she is on the faculty of 
Ocean View Elementary School. She has done 
graduate work at William and Mary and Columbia 
University, and for twelve years her service as 
vice-president of the William and Mary Concert 
Series, has helped to bring many top artists to 
Norfolk. She will serve as president this year. . . . 
Nan Stewart, who has taught in Portsmouth 
Public Schools ever since graduation, returned to 
her Alma Mater for her degree. She teaches be- 
ginners and declares there is nothing so challenging 
as a group of first-graders. Whether one is 
luckier to be one of Nan's pupils or her next-door 
neighbor is a question to stump the experts, ac- 
cording to Ellen Lash, who enjoys the latter role 
immensely. Nan is active in church and Delta 
Kappa Gamma. 



DEGREE CLASS OF 1919 

Class President and Secretary: Catherine Riddle, 

Leesburg, Va. 

You know that class of mine. None of them will 
write letters ! Yes, Ruth Gregory Hamilton of 
Fayetteville. W. Va., has written once. She has two 
children, both of whom are married and live away 
from home. She has a big house and wishes some 
of us would stop by to see her some time. And 
Shannon Morton writes more often. She teaches 
in Wilmington. N. C. This past summer she and 
a friend drove to Chicago for the National Delta 
Kappa Gamma Convention. "We shall do a little 
tripping around up there," she wrote me, "and 
want to stop by and see you on our return. . . . 
I do want to see you and your little home — and to 
catch up on the years between." Shannon's letter, 
after chasing me all over the country, finally 
reached me in Fort Bliss, Texas. 

As you know, I have built my own home in 
Leesburg and am keeping the books for a county 
newspaper. In the summer I took a two-months' 
leave to be with a cousin whose husband was 
stationed in Texas — at Fort Bliss, which is on a 
plateau overlooking El Paso — ^with mountains all 
around. ... If any of you gals get to Washington, 
come out to see me. 'Tis only 30 miles out of 
town, and I live on the main drag. 



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CLASS OF 1927 

Class President: Virginia Potts, (Mrs, J. A. Red- 
head), 704 Dover Road, Greensboro, N. C. 
When the invitation to our twenty-fifth reunion 
came my tust impulse was to go off and hide my 
head in the sand, but then, all of a sudden, it 
dawned on me that this was a real opportunity 
to see all of the girls again and that we would 
be about seventy-one years of age when this hap- 
pened another time. So — we got things moving, 
writmg letters and getting in touch with every- 
body, and arrived at Longwood, not quite "en 
masse" but with enough members to come up with 
the Jarman Cup. When Dr. Lancaster read our 
numerals out at the Dramatic Club Play we were 
"completely surprised and pleased." Among those 
present were: Mary Carrington, Helen Costan, 
Cornelia Dickinson Nuckols, Virginia Hanrahan 
Hofler, Kathryn Margraves Rowell, Katherine Hatch 
Whitfield, Ann Archer Irving Potts, Sallie Jackson. 
Moore, Lucy Haile Overbey Webster, Virginia 
Potts Redhead, Louise Rothrock Trogdon, Mattie 
Rogers Sviith Sydnor, Carrie Spencer, Ola Thomas 
Adams, Virginia Viiicent SafFelle, Agnes Watkins, 
Mary Wiseley Watkins, and Lena Seiners Penning- 
ton. Beatrice Marshall was not at the reunion 
but some one had seen in a recent paper that she 
had retired last July after serving 20 years as clerk 
of Bedford County School Board. She is a 
former teacher, a member of the Bedford County 
Democratic Committee, and she was voted "The 
Woman of the Year" by the Business and Pro- 
fes.sional Woman's Club in 1951. We kept hearing 
echoes, too, of the delightful meeting of the 
Richmond Alumnae, when Lucile Franklin Rich- 
ai*dson entertained the chapter at her lovely home 
in Midlothian last May. . . . Orline White, who has 
obtained a M. A. degree, is teaching social studies 
in E. C. Glass High School in Lynchburg. . . . 
Cornelia Dickinson Nuckols is doing graduate work 
in the extension division of the University of Vir- 
ginia, while she has a full time job as secretary 
in the Trust Department of the Peoples National 
Bank of Charlottesville. Her son received a B, S. 
degree from the University of Virginia last June. 
. . ^ Mary E. Carrington has done graduate work 
at William and Mary and the University of North 
Carolina. She teaches mathematics in Durham 
City Schools and also does clerical work for 
McPherson Hospital there. . . . Virginia Graves 
Krebs would have been here if it had been possible. 
She and her husband were off on an extensive 
Southern trip at that time. 

The new administration left no stone un- 
turned to make us feel at home, and while you would 
be proud of all of the improvements you would 
be challenged to help in the work going on there 
now. Dr. Lancaster explained to the alumnae that 
all colleges were experiencing a slump right now, 
but that every effort is being made to get ready 
for the "War Babies" who would be coming in 
1960. 

If this is your reunion year, especially your 
tenth, fifteenth, or twenty-fifth don't dare let 
anything prevent your going back. You will come 
away feeling a fresh enthusiasm for your Alma 
Mater. 



DIPLOMA CLASS OF 1929 

Class President and Secretary: Elsie Clements 

Hanna. 144-13th St., East Ocean View, Norfolk, 

Va. 

I apparently have no nose for news, for I have only 
a few offerings in response to my circular letter 
to class mates in representative cities. . . . Mildred 
Deans Shepherd, husband, and three children had 
a delightful vacation last summer at Panama City 
Beach, Fla. They have been living in Nashville, 
Tenn., for several years. . . . Since her two sons 
are in college, Frances Powers Tenney is teaching 
again in Ocean View. . . . Margaret Chilton Boze 
is working with the Norfolk County Welfare 
Agency. . . . Virginia Pettigrew Clare and family 
are now living in Ithaca, N. Y., where her hus- 
band is a professor in Cornell University, . . . 
As for me, my daughter, l^/S, keeps me quite busy. 

These news items about the degree class of '29 
have just come into the Alumnae Office; Ann Holla- 
day DeMuth was elected president of the Farm- 



December. 1952 



ville branch of the American Association of Uni- 
versity Women this past spring. . . . Margaret 
Hubard Seely, her husband, Lt. Col. W. J. Seely. 
and their two children, Barbara and Donald, sailed 
from Yokohoma, Japan, for the U. S. last April, 
After a visit in Farmville, they are now in Wahoo, 
Neb., where Col. Seely is commanding oilicer of 
the Nebraska Ordnance plant. 

CLASS OF 1932 

Class President Henrietta Cornwell (Mrs. F. M. 

Ritter), Greystone Terrace. Winchester. Va. 
Acting Class Secretary: Grace Virginia Woodhouse 
(Mrs. Clyde M. Kawls), 1617 Spratley St., Ports- 
mouth, Va. 

. . . And just what did happen to most of you on 
Founders Day in March when our 20th (does it 
really seem possible?) reunion was held? Those of 
us who did return had a grand time renewing ac- 
quaintances and friendships, showing photos of 
husbands and children, and marveling at the 
progressive changes that have been made at 
Longwood in the last two decades. We were most 
impressed with the library, the new science hall, 
and the brand new magnificient auditorium. . . . 
There were many highlights of the week-end, but 
after all I guess the best part of it really was 
seeing our friends again. There were eleven 
members who returned : Mary Ellen Johnson Garber 
and Martha Von Schilling Stuart of Richmond ; 
Susie Floyd of Hilton Village ; Dorothy ICeems 
Jones of Bristol, Tenn. ; Fannie Haskins Withers, 
Evelyn Gilliam Holmes, and Kitty Watkins of 
Farmville ; and the four of us from Portsmouth : 
Harriet Branch Major, Charlotte Hutchins Roberts, 
Louise Clayton, and myself. 

I do hope that we may hear news of those of 
you who could not return. Let Mrs. Coyner or me 
know and we will see that it gets in the next bul- 
letin. In the meantime, Mrs. Coyner has these 
two items: Frances Lancaster Roberts is active in 
the Woman's Club of Ashland. Her husband is 
professor of modern language at Randolph-Macon 
College. They have one daughter, Louise, who 
often visits her grandmother, Loulie Cralle Lan- 
caster '98 in Farmville. . . . Easter Sondrrs Wool- 
dridge, M. S., University of Virginia, taught seven 
years, then married, and is now living in Canton, 
Ohio. . . . My love and best wishes to each of you. 

DIPLOMA CLASS OF 1933 

Class President: Mary Hood, (Mrs. H. E. Beahm), 
4402-19th Road, North Arlington. Va. 
Although there are several alumnae living near- 
by, we are all homemakers and so busy we rarely 
see each other. Nell Weaver Cooper and I visit now 
and then. She has a most attractive home fur- 
nished with antiques. She and her husband teach 
in Falls Church. Virginia Guy Stiegler has trav- 
eled far and wide and seen the world with her 
Navy Captain husband and son. James. They 
have recently bought a home in Sumner, Md. 
Laeta Barham Hirons has lived in Richmond ever 
since her marriage in 1938. Elsie Dollins Benz re- 
ceived the M.S. degree from the University of Vir- 
ginia and was librarian in Covington before her 
marriage. Her son, William Henry, is two years 
old and they live in Riverdale. Calif. . . . You know 
Longwood produced as good bookkeepers in 1933 
as she did teachers. Marjorie O'Flaherty Davis has 
been in the same office in Arlington for fifteen 
years. 

At the risk of infringing on news from the de- 
gree class I include some facts about the alumnae 
in this vicinity. Rachel McDaniel Biscoe lives near- 
by in Alexandria with her family of three little 
girls. . . . Mary Thomas Rarcls Thompson says she 
leads a very normal life in her home in Alexandria 
taking care of her five-year-old son. Then there 
are those girls who are making use of their train- 
ing and experience in the schools here, where 
teachers are badly needed. Margaret Gould Brown 
is teaching in Arlington and working on a master's 
degree at George Washington University. Good 
luck. Margaret ! Sare Mapp Messick is principal 
of a school in Falls Church ; Henrietta Taylor, in 
Tungoteague ; and Mary Sue Jacob, in Belle Haven. 
. . . Lucille Crute Coltrano is mathematician for 
the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics 
at Langley Field. . . . Aside from taking care of 

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my seven and nine-year-old girls, I find much 
pleasure in substituting in the Arlington schools. 
Once you have teaching In your blood, it is hard 
to stop ! I regret not having contacted more of 
our class, but the summer has been a busy one vpith 
my brand new work as camp counselor. I have a 
suggestion. Bring your news to our 20th Reunion 
in March ! I do hope you can all come. 

CLASS OF 1934 

Class President: Margaret Parker (Mrs. R. L. 

Pond), 724 Riverview Drive. Suffolk. Va. 
Class Secretarj': Mary Berkeley Nelson. Box 258, 

Manassas, Va. 

Laurine Billings Stevens and her husband are 
the happy parents of a year-old son. . . . Louise 
Bullock English has two sons and is kept busy 
with church, PTA, and other community activities 
in Portsmouth. . . . Alberta Collings Musgrave is 
living in Wilmington, Del. She and her scientific 
hxisband have lived at Oak Ridge, Tenn. and on 
Long Island. She hopes that her daughter will 
become a concert pianist. . . . Margaret Copen- 
haver Phillips and her husband are the proud and 
happy parents of a newly adopted daughter, Vir- 
ginia. . . . Alice Disharoon Elliott with her Navy 
husband has been to South America, Bermuda, 
Puerto Rico, and most of the islands of the West 
Indies. They and their three adopted children live 
at Cape Charles. . . . Dorothy Field Riley lives in 
Corsicana, Texas. She divides her time between 
Texas and Nebraska, and in Fort Worth, she oc- 
casionally sees Miss Willie McKee who was the 
nurse at S. T. C. for so long. , . . Alma Foster Ar- 
ritt has a son and a daughter. She is teaching 
in Spotsylvania again this year. . . . Elmer Foster 
has been librarian at Warrenton High School for 
the past five years. . . . Ruth Gaines McClaugherty 
is working on her master's degree at the University 
of Virginia. . . . Frances Horton, a member of the 
Stonewall Jackson Junior High School faculty in 
Roanoke, was recently elected treasurer of the 
Roanoke City Education Association. . . . Lelia 
Lovelace Nance is a child welfare worker in Roanoke. 
Last year she assisted members of the Junior 
Woman's Club in organizing a "Foster Mother" 
Club, an organization to assist women who are 
caring for children placed by the Welfare Depart- 
ment. 

Elizabeth Gills went to Bei'muda last summer. 
The Richmond Times Dispatch carried an article 
about her work with a 9th grade social studies class 
on "The State of Virginia". . . . Nancy Harriso-n 
McLaughlin has two children. During the winter 
she lives on a farm near Brownsburg. In the 
Summer she helps Sam run Camp Briar Hills for 
fifty little boys near their home. . . . Mary Easley 
Hill Steger of Covington has a son and a daughter 
and is especially proud of her husband. Jimmie, 
who was chosen "The Outstanding Druggist of the 
Year, 1952" in Virginia. . . . Mary Howard Lawson 
and her two sons live in Charleston. W. Va., 
where her husband is an engineer for the American 
Gas and Electric Company. . , . Margaret Hunter 
Watson flew to Europe last summer. She keeps 
busy being the mother of two sons, running a 
business, and being postmistress of Darlington 
Heights. . . . Ruth Jarratt has been teaching 
English in Boiling Junior High School in Peters- 
burg for some time. . , . Barbara Kester Reed has 
twin daughters. Anne and June, born on Feb. 10. 
1952, and three other daughters. , . . Alice McKay 
Washington with her husband, George, and their 
two children, has been busy remodelling their large 
house at Woodford. . . . Gloria Manyi Maynard 
wrote from Oak Park. 111., where she lives with 
her husband and five-year-old daughter. She is 
active in the Woman's Club, church, and commu- 
nity work. . . . Neva Martin Hickman of Harrison- 
burg says that most of her time is taken up with 
her two children, playing golf, and working on the 
floor plans for a new house. . . . Catharine Micou 
Saunders taught for five years, married, and has 
a son and a daughter. She is currently active 
in the Woman's Club and PTA. and teaches a 
Bible Class in Holland. . . . Ida Mason Miller 
Dickson finds time to keep up with her two 
daughters' activities as well to do substitute teach- 
ing and work in PTA and church organizations 
in Roanoke. 

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Jac Morton Hawkins lives in Hampden, Con- 
necticut. While making a home for her three chil- 
dren, she still has time for oil painting and deco- 
rating black trays with metallic powder designs. 
. . . Mary Berkeley Nelson is still teaching in 
Osbourn High at Manassas and is active in com- 
munity affairs. She has been a member of two 
State Committees for the revision of the social 
studies curricula for the secondary schools of 
Virginia, . . . Margaret Parker Pond has three 
children : Dick, 14, Julia, 11 ; and Jeffrey, 5. She 
says "I'm kept quite busy teaching Dick to drive 
the car and trying to teach Jeffrey at the same 
time to stay out of the street. Everybody says 
that Julia is another 'little Grit' ". . . . Elma 
Rawlings Stokes has been living in Florence, S. C., 
for the past twelve years. She has a daughter, 
11. Elma would love to see any of her old Farm- 
ville friends who might come her way. . . , Alice 
Rowell Whitley wrote from Smithfield about her 
two daughters and how she keeps in touch with 
Longwood through alumnae. . . . Grace Rowell 
Phelps wrote that her husband is resuming his 
duties as Professor of Jurisprudence at William 
and Mary, and that they plan to build a new home 
soon. , , . Bernice Scott Gwaltney Jones is director 
of public school music and librarian at Smithfield 
High, She has a daughter, Carol, 13. . , . Muriel 
Scott Bennett has moved into a new home in 
Richmond. She has two daughters and is doing 
some substitute teaching. . . . Ida Sinclair has been 
principal of the Willis-SjTns-Eaton Elementary 
School in Hampton for the past ten years. . . . 
Gertrude Sugden Rogallo and her husband have 
recently bought a home in Hilton Village. They 
have three daughters and a son. . . . Elsie Turner 
wrote from Wirtz that she has taught in Franklin 
County for a number of years. She has done a 
great deal of 4-H Club work and is a past presi- 
dent of the State 4-H Leaders Organization. 

Annie Louise Via teaches in Bassett ; Maria D. 
Williams, in Bainbridge, Ga. ; Irwin Staples, in 
Burkeville ; Inez Strang Hubbard, in Roanoke ; and 
Betsy Wilkinson Darden. in Salem. The North- 
cross School in which Betsy teaches has the dis- 
tinction of an all-FaTTnville faculty. Margaret 
( "Billy" ) Northcross Ellis is principal : Garnett 
Hodges Conner Spickard, Nell Ryan Gardner, and 
Margaret Wright Moore are among the teachers. 
. . . Elizabeth WaU Cash has lived in Bristol since 
World War II. She has a son and a daughter 
and is very busy in community work. She and 
Chic Mosby Skinner went to Bermuda together two 
years ago. . . . Dorothy Wing field Parnell wrote 
that she has three sons. She teaches in Lynchburg 
and during the summer she works as postmistress 
at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. . . . Beverly 
Wilkitison Powell lives in Lynch Station. Her hus- 
band is executive vice-president of The Lane Com- 
pany at Altavista. Bev is looking forward to our 
class reunion in 1954. . . . Dot Pre^scott Roberts is 
active in civic work. She has recently resigned 
as president of the League of Women Voters of 
Wauwatosa, Wis., because she was moving to 
Detroit, Her husband is finance manager in one 
of the GE departments. They have one son, 
Craig, 12. . . . Mary Shelton Whitehead and her 9- 
5'ear-old daughter accompanied her husband. John, 
to Richmond where he served his first term in the 
Virginia Legislature last winter. Mary has three 
children and they with her mother, the beloved 
retired Longwood dietician. Mrs. Annie F. Shelton, 
make their home in Radford. . . . Sue Yeaman 
Eritton is most interested in working up a big 
reunion in 1054. She is active in garden clubs, 
music, and PTA in Roanoke. Her oldest daughter 
won a scrapbook contest at 8, and her youngest 
started to school last fall. 



CLASS OF 1937 

Class President : Mary Bowles ( Mrs. R. C. Powell, 

Jr.) 1636 Mt, Vernon Ave,, Petersburg. Va. 
Class Secretary: Lucy P. Moseley (Mrs. Chas. C. 
Epes. Jr.) 507 River Road. Warwick. Va. 
To those of you who couldn't attend last Founder's 
Day — we sincerely missed you. This was my 
first trip back in 15 years and I was really looking 
forward to seeing each and every one of you. . . . 
"Smitty" (Elizabeth Smith Melvin). Bernice Jones 



Alumnae Magazine 



Rawles of Suffolk, Jerry Smith Shawen. and I 
drove up from Newport News and shared rooms at 
the Weyanoke with Charlotte Rice Mundy and 
Mary Alice Wood Branch of Roanoke. It not 
only was a treat to renew old acquaintances and 
hash over old times but also to see all of the won- 
derful new buildings of Longwood. Genial Charlie 
French gave us the grand tour through all the 
new additions. . . . Two of the first to greet us 
upon our arrival were Sue Baynard and Mary 
Louise Cunningham. , . . Virginia Baker Crawley, 
and Mollie Fletcher Walker Sanger of Blackstone 
joined our morning bull session where we exchanged 
pictures of husbands and families. . . . The tea at 
Longwood was lovely and we saw many familiar 
faces. Miss Her gave us the warm and pert wel- 
come we expected from our class "man." Our 
twenty-four-hour stay was entirely too short to 
find out ali about you girls of the Class of '37 ; 
won't you write and tell me where you are and 
what you are doing? I'd love to hear and pass the 
news on to all. 

You will be interested in these items that have 
come in since the reunion. . . . Dorothy Price Wil- 
kerson has returned to Richmond after being at 
the University of Maryland, where her husband 
recently received his doctor's degree. Dr. Wilker- 
son is with the State Department of Education. 
. . . Margaret Kent Zink is director of the Virginia 
Photographic Association, an organization of pro- 
fessional photographers. She was on the program 
at thei annual meeting at the Chamberlin Hotel 
last July. . . . Ann D. Galusha is the new librarian 
at the Ausburg Military Post in Germany. She 
has been a civilian Employee of the Army since 
1946 having served in the Canel Zone, and prior 
to her sailing for Europe last summer she was 
post librarian at Fort George, Md. . . . Cornelia 
Jeffress Russell has two daughters, Mary Ann and 
Carol. They live in Midway Park, N. C. . . . 
Claire Eastman Nickels was personal secretary to 
Governor R. Gregg Cherry from 1947-'49 and is 
now executive clerk on Governor W. Kerr Scott's 
staff in the State Capital Building, Raleigh, N. 0. 
She served as president of the Raleigh Alumnae 
Chapter last year. . . . Zaida Thomas Humphries 
is the busy wife of Dr. M. K. Humphries in Char- 
lottesville. They have one son and three daughters, 
yet she finds time to serve on the Girl Scout Coun- 
cil, the board of the Faculty Wives Club, the 
University League, and Venable P. T. A. She was 
co-chairman of the Red Cross drive in the University 
section ; she serves on the Child Welfare Board and 
is a Sunday School teacher. 



CLASS OF 1938 

Class President and Secretary : Madeline McGlothlin 
Mrs. O. B. Watson, Jr.), 324 Virginia Ave., 
Front Royal, Va. 
Acting Secretary: Susie Clark (Mrs. Thomas Bill- 
ings), 716 Oak St., Farmville, Va. 
I'm afraid I did not give all of you gals time 
to send in some news and the time is up, so if you 
do not see your name in the news letter this year 
we will hang on to it for the next publication. , . . 
It was mighty fine to hear from all of you. My first 
response was from Nancy Pobst Ellis. Nancy has 
two children : Tommy, 15 and Meredith (a girl) 11. 
a dog, turtle, canary, Siamese cat and tropical 
fish. Sounds like a real menaeerie to me ! They 
live in Arlington where they have bought a new 
home. Nancy sings in the choir, pinch hits on the 
organ and works in two PTA's. . . . Nora Jones 
Culpeper is doing graduate work in psychology 
at the University of Richmond in the summer. 
She had a nice visit from Delha ChamhURs Crutch- 
field and her son "Crutch" last summer. Delha 
Pope lives in Fort Meade. Florida, and was spend- 
ing a month with her parents in Virginia. . . . Nan 
Seivard Brown hopes to get up a crowd from 
Petersburg for the '53 reunion. I surely hope you 
can. Nan ; it will be wonderful to see all of the 
girls in Farmville again. Nan's third son, Rich- 
ard Scott, was a year old in September. . . . Jennie 
Belle GiUiam Powell writes that she is busy with 
her den meetings for nine cub scouts. . . . Rosalie 
Greear Hamlin is living in West Point. Miss. Ros- 
alie has two children, a boy and eirl, 

Mildred Potter is teaching in Alexandria. . . . 
Last summer Ervin Hamilton Eubank brought her 



December, 1952 



family home for a visit. They are still in Texas. 
Bill, her husband, is a Major in the Air Force. 
They have two boys : Bill, 7, and Douglass, 4, who 
are real Texas Cowboys. . . . Maxine Lewis Francis 
is working for VEPCO in Farmville. Max has 
been most active in our Junior Woman's Club work 
and last spring was selected "most outstanding 
Junior" for the Third District or the Federation. 
We were mighty proud of Max. . . . Mildred Gib- 
boney is working for the Norfolk and Western 
Railway Company in the Division Office in Crewe. 
. . . NeUwyn Latimer is working in the office lab- 
oratory for three internists in Knoxville, Tenn. 
She has become a loyal Tennessee football fan ; 
otherwise, she is still "from Virginia, suh." . . . 
I had a nice card from Annie Watson Holden Mc- 
Kean. Let's Quote from Annie Watson : "My big 
news is my new son. Street C. C. McKean, Jr., 
born April 6. My husband is now directing movies 
for TV commercials. One of his latest (and most 
controversial) was Luckie's 'Tear and Compare'. 
We were all peeling cigarettes." They still live in 
Flushing, N. Y. . . . (irace Waring Putney is 
president of the Farmville Elementary' School P.T.A. 
Recently she and her family have moved in a new 
home on the Hampden-Sydney road. . . . Frances 
Collie Milton has served as an officer in the Martins- 
ville Alumnae Chapter since its reorganization. A 
mother of three children, she finds time to be active in 
the P.T.A., to be president of the community thea- 
tre, to give private instruction in drama, and to serve 
as continuity writer for Radio Station WMVA. 

Ruth Montgomery Peters has moved to Dayton, 
Ohio. Her husband is a pilot with Perfect Circle 
Corporation. They have a new baby, James 
Worthington. That's a girl and two boys for Ruth. 
. . . Harriet Bagwell Hubbard lives in Danville 
now. She had a nice vacation last summer in 
Detroit, Niagara Falls, and part of Canada. . . . 
A card from Anna Hoyer Sears says they had a 
wonderful vacation at Squam Lake in New Hamp- 
shire. The girls are really getting around. "Musse" 
has two red-headed boys — Dickie, 9, and Kenny, 5, 
who really keep her busy. She sees Gay Stieffen 
Shaw quite often as they belong to the same 
church circle. . . . Madeline McGlothlin Watson has 
moved to Richmond and I'm sure she will love her 
new home. Edna Bolick Dabney has a new home 
near Tuckahoe school in Richmond, and a new 
daughter to keep her other daughter company. . .^ . 
Nancv Gregory Shank has been teaching English in 
the kingsport (Tenn.) High School for several 
years. Her husband is teacher of chemistry in 
the same school. . . . That's all the news for this 
time. It was mighty fine hearing from so many of 
you and I wish that I could have heard from each 
one in our class. We will be looking forward to 
the '53 reunion and hope to see a lot of our gals 
in Farmville for Founders Day. March 21. 1953. 
Best wishes to each and ever>'one of you. 

CLASS OF 1939 

Class President and Secretary: Vera Ebel (Mrs. 
R. B. Elmore) 907 Willow Lawn Drive, Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Another year has rolled by with more babies 
and more news. Let's just skip all preliminaries 
and dive right into the doings of "the rosebuds" 
of '39. (See the list of the births for supplement 
to this letter.) . . . Virginia Smith Daniel is mighty 
proud of her new baby girl, Nancy Winston, who 
was bom in July. Robbie, her son. is 3 now. . , . 
Fannie Mae Putney Eoykin also has a new daughter. 
Bettv Lynn, bom in March. That makes two girls 
for 'her and Wesley. . . . Doris Adkins Pritchard 
spent her vacation last summer at Nags Head with 
her two children. . . . Dibbs Txjree Balboni is livmg 
in Norfolk with her husband and daughter. . . . 
Louise Anthonv McCain is living and teaching in 
Danville. . . . Dot Adkins Young, with Bill and their 
two sons, has moved again. This time it was to 
Lynchburg. . . . Mary Jackson Early has two 
little sons, but still finds time to play golf. . .. ■ 
Elizabeth Tindall Duncan is a neighbor of mine. 
We chat about Farmville at Garden Club meetings. 
She has had a free summer with her son. 6, visit- 
ing out of town. 

Elizabeth Burke has been in the news frequently 
this year as president of the Richmond Elementary 
Teachers As=;ociation. Burke visited Elsie Dodd 
Sindles in Detroit. Mich., in July, and attended the 

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N. E. A. convention. Elsie and Hal are planning 
a vacation in Acupulco, Mexico. Hall is now 
Public Relations Manager for American Airlines 
in Michigan. ... It was nice hearing from 
Eloise Williams Draine, who lives in Walderton. 
She wrote that her only accomplishment in the 
past year is her fat, red-headed daughter, Ann 
Walker. Such a contrast to her mother I Eloise 
and her husband took a little nine-year-old girl 
from the Methodist Orphanage for the summer. 
Then they could not think of letting her go, so they 
have applied to keep her. That is one way to in- 
crease the family in a hurry. Eloise's husband is 
teaching agriculture in West Point. . . . Lenoir 
Hubbard Coleman was elected president of the 
Farmville Junior Woman's Club last April. Also, 
she is now social editor of the Farmville Herald 
and takes an active part in church work. 

Frances Hutchinson Pancake and Johnny were 
in Lexington this summer with their son. Jack. 
. . . Selma West Moore and Billy, with their three 
boys, stopped by to see Lib on their way from 
Cincinnati to Hampton. ... Kit Pilcher Stanton 
agrees that there is something about Texas ! She 
hasn't been to Virginia for six years — not even 
to show off her two daughters. . . . Ann Dugger 
Mcintosh sent me a Christmas card from South 
Carolina with a picture of her four handsome chil- 
dren. ... I saw Dot Roper Lewis at a Fourth of 
July party. She has one little girl. , . . Jenny 
Carroll Worsley sent me a change-of-address card, 
so I know she is enjoying her new glamour manor. 
. . . Ann Hardy Blake lives not too far from us. 
She has three children. . . . Last Christmas I had 
a note from Nancy Sellman Wall. She had spent 
a week-end with Betty Fagg Goodwin. Fagg is 
living in Connecticut while Dexter teaches at Yale. 
She has thre children ; Nancy, two. ... In closing 
I take great delight in announcing a new baby 
boy in our little nest. John Howard arrived in 
May and we are so proud of him. My news letter 
is not as long this year. Drop me a card and 
let me k-now what you are doing. 



CLASS OF 1940 

Class President: Jane Powell (Mrs. R. E. John- 
son) Box 280, Wytheville, Va. 
Class Secretary: Myra Smith (Mrs. Warner T. 
Ferguson) 445 Newport News Avenue. Hampton, 
Va. 

When Jane's letter came this summer asking me 
to write the news for our Bulletin, I was in 
Canada on a wonderful vacation. After spending 
ten glorious days on Canadian soil from Niagara 
Falls to Quebec, I arrived home August 4 and went to 
work at once trying to gather news. Everyone I 
was able to contact surely gave a quick response 
and I. as well as all of you, I'm sure, want to say 
thanks to each one. 

A long newsy letter came from Jerry Hatcher 
Waring. Jerry had her fifth child in December 
'51. making 3 girls and 2 boys for her — and she, 
with her entire family spent their vacation on 
Lake George, N. Y., last summer. Her husband, 
Basil, had the honor of being sent to Europe by his 
company just recently. . . . Anna Maxey Boelt, of 
Powhatan, has two children. Her husband is in the 
construction business. . . . Olivia Stephenson Len- 
non with her two children lives in Clover, where 
her husband is a Baptist minister. Mildred Harry 
Dodge, of New Albany, Pa., taught last year ; she 
really must be an excellent manager to do that 
along with three children. . . . Josie Lee Cogsdale 
Taylor, of Newsoms, has two children. 

Kitty Watkins teaches Home Ec at Manchester 
High School. Chesterfield County. . . . Katherine 
Grey Stanford has two children. She has been 
teaching Home Ec but resigned last year to take 
another position in business. . . . Rosemary Howell, 
M. A.. University of Tennessee, teaches Home Ec 
at Hermitage High in Henrico County. She at- 
tended a Virginia Home Ec conference at Long- 
wood last summer. Rosemary was out-going presi- 
dent of the Association, having served the past 
two years. . . . Mary Lou Cunningham, who 
finished a Library Science course at Madison College 
in 1 951 and took the workshop at Longwood in 
1952. is librarian at Waynesboro High School. 
Marie Dix Moran, Frank, and their son. Bobby, are 
living in Oakridge, Tenn. Virginia Smith Eager, 



Bowlmg Green, has two sons. Anita CarringUm 
Taylor has one son. She lives in South Hill where 
her husband is in retail building materials business. 
... In Mathews County, Mildred Callis is presi- 
«^"c? r^°i ^^^ county-wide garden club and of the 
W.S.C.S. in her church ; teacher of the Young 
Adult Church School Class, and member of the 
Oflicial Board of her church ; chairman of Ways and 
Means Committee in the County Junior Woman's 
Club. Last year she was general chairman of 
the annual four-day Mathews County Spring Festi- 
val. You have no doubt seen in the papers an 
account of the acceptance of her painting of 
Christ on glass by her church, to be placed with 
special lighting, behind the pulpit in the Locust 
Grove Methodist Church in Dutton. . . . Bernice 
Copley is staflf service club director for Headquar- 
ters, Northern Command, Camp Fowler, near Sen- 
dai, Japan. Prior to this she has served with 
the Red Cross in Italy and Korea. 

Last October Warner and I had a delightful visit 
with Sis Sturgis Crockett and Doug in New Orleans. 
They have two precious little girls — red heads. Doug 
is a doctor in the U. S. Public Health Service. . . . 
Elizabeth Wilkerson Blackburn has two boys and 
two girls. J. W. is a surveyor and they have 
their home in Kenbridge. Marge Ninmo Kiser 
likes Orange, Texas, fine. Brooks is a pubHcation 
head for the duPont plant there. They have two 
boys but Marge is finding time for some water 
skiing. . . . Hazelwood Butrbank Thomas and Bruce 
with their son, George E., live in their new Colonial- 
type home in Media, Penn., when Bruce is an en- 
gineer at the Piasecke Helicopter Corp. . , . Mary 
Walker Mitchell Hughes and Clinton live in Roa- 
noke with their two children. . . . Lorana Moomaw 
teaches in Woodrow Wilson Junior High in Roanoke. 
. . . Marguerite Russ Lawrence has been living in 
Rocky Mount for the past two years. She and 
George have built a lovely one-floor-plan home 
which has everything. They have a daughter and 
son. 

Katherine Moomaw Yowell and Jack live in Cul- 
peper with their two sons. . . . OUie Graham Gil- 
christ Johnson and Ralph have two boys and a 
girl and live at 6300 Richmond Place, Norfolk. . . . 
Jean Watts Poe and her husband, a lawyer in 
Roanoke, have three boys and have built their 
own home. Jean is teaching and is very active in 
the Junior Woman's Club. Sounds as though she 
is busy. Jean keep up with Julia Ayres Young- 
blood, who was in our class two years. She and 
James and three-year-old Kay live in Petersburg. 
Sudie Yager Beck and Arthur with their three- 
year-old daughter, Rosemary, live in Richmond. 
. . . Izzie Williamson Hoyt and "the Hoyta" live 
in Towson. Md., where he is Administrator of 
the Lutheran Hospital of Maryland. He is also 
President of the Baltimore Hospital Conference. 
... To quote Izzie. "On Dec. 27, 1951, we mortgaged 
our souls and dedicated ourselves to years of oat- 
meal and hot dogs (once a week !) The four of 
us, plus seven suitcases and one 26-inch doll 
(courtesy of Santa Claus) went to New York and 
boarded a Pan American Constellation for two 
wonderful weeks in Bermuda. Words couldn't do 
it justice, but it was worth every single skimpy 
meal and patched pair of pants we face in the 
future." Izzie hasn't changed a bit, has she ? 
She planned to campaign for "Ike" and to do some 
work with the Medical Division of Civil Defense in 
the fall. 

Frances Pope Tillar lives in Emporia — she is 
married to a dentist and has a new daughter. . . . 
Sudie Dunton Brothers and Lyman also live in 
Emporia where Lyman is in the furniture business. 
They have a son and a daughter. Last summer 
Sudie and family spent a day with us (Myra 
Smith Ferguson and Harriet Haskens Eubank). We 
had a glorious day on Harriette's boat. . . . Anne 
Hurtt Ross Snead lives in Richmond with her 
doctor husband and three children. . . . Liza Wise 
teaches at Walter Reed School in Newport News. 
She enjoyed an extended NEA tour of Europe 
last summer. Kaki Peery is still working in 
New York. . . . Sue Owen Dutro and David live in 
Hampton with their two children. . . . Margaret 
James Watson and Everett have two children. . . . 
Elizabeth Kent Willis lives in Hampton with her 
two children. . . . Phil Schlobohm^ Ratzer was married 



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in the spring to Major Hillery DuVal. They are 
stationed in Washington State. . . . Helen Hoyer 
Tucker has two daughters. She is very active in 
P. E.G. work ; at present she is treasurer for the 
state organization. . . . Doris Chetsnut Ralston has 
two boys. Her husband teaches at the Umveisity 
of Florida. . . . Frances Warriner Cofer and 
Johnny have their home in Toledo, Ohio, They 
have two children. 

Essie Millner Dressier is busy with her teaching 
and housekeeping. She has three children. . . . 
Pudge Pettis Millner is teaching at Warwick 
High. . . . Tee Bowen Parker lives in Drivers where 
she and Ben have built a nice home. She teaches 
in Portsmouth. . . . Beulah Ettiyiger Cobbs' hus- 
band is pastor of the Presbyterian Church in 
Rockville, Md., where they and their two boys. 
Howard, Jr., and Lawrence, live. . . . Virginia 
Polly Davis lives in Kilmarnock. By way of the 
grape vine we hear she has three children. Right, 
Polly ? Let us hear from you. . . . Helen Jeffries 
Miles wrote me that her two older boys are in 
school and the third, Billy, is keeping her hopping. 
. . . Eleanor Hutcheson Catlett is in Dayton, Ohio. 
. . . Anne Berkeley WilHams Brennan has just 
returned to California via Blacksburg from a short 
visit to England. Her husband is with an air 
line company and was over for some test work. 
. . . Sistee String fellow Hartenstine lives in Win- 
chester where John is a doctor. . . . Marie Eason 
Reveley and Taylor and twd children are in Mem- 
phis, Tenn. Taylor is at Southern University and 
also has a church there. He recently received his 
Ph.D. from Duke, where he and Marie worked with 
500 Presbyterian students. 

Sara Keesee Hiltzhimer is living in Pulaski. She 
is very interested in Garden Club work and attended 
a school for it at V. P. I. last summer. , . . Jane 
Powell Johnson wrote that her three boys were 
crowding out activities outside her home. They 
have bought an old home built in the Civil War 
period and have completely done it over. She 
planned to spread out in it in October. . . . Cleo 
Jarman is in Newport News and is doing a good 
bit of art work. . . . Lois Barbee Pattillo, president 
of the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter, was busy last 
year getting settled in a new home, starting a 
flower garden, taking a class in Spanish, studying 
piano at Peabody, and taking care of her young son, 
Larry. During her spare time she makes her own 
clothes, slip covers, and draperies, too! . . . My two 
boys keep me busy at honie but last winter I 
found time to do some tutoring, which I enjoyed. 
If Jane calls on you to write the Alumnae News 
be sure to say yes. We all look forward to the 
Bulletin and you'll enjoy getting the news. If for 
some reason you have news and we have left you 
out please contact Jane, We want to hear from 
you. 

CLASS OF 1941 

Class President: Ruth Lea Purdum (Mrs. Fred- 
erick H. Nash) Hill Air Force Base. Ogden, Utah. 
Class Secretary : Caralie Nelson ( Mrs. Raymond 
Bryan Brown) 1209 Hollins Road, Richmond. Va. 
Libby West wrote me a very interesting letter 
in which she told me some facts about several 
'41ers. By the way. she continues to teach at 
Cradock High School. . . . Jean Mayer Scoi-gie 
probably holds the record of children for our class 
since the arrival of the latest one in December. She 
now has four. . . , Boo Barham Sions has moved 
recently to Dempolis, Ala., with her husband and 
Phillip, 4. . , , Anna George Dashiell has two cute 
little girls. Linda has been in school for more 
than a year now. Anna and Libby often see each 
other at the Junior Woman's Club meetings. Also 
active in this club work is Anne Bentoii Wilder, 
who, in addition to this, is superintendent of the 
primary department of her church. Her son. Bill, 
has already started to school, while Ellen, his sister, 
is still a stay-at-home. . . . Beverly Blair Henkel. 
Anna, and Liz Garrett Rountrey often meet to- 
gether with their husbands for social affairs. . . . 
Thelma Courtney Scott says she is considering re- 
turning to teaching when Betsy goes to school. 
Dotty Rollins Pauly is working on her master's de- 
gree and her husband, Bruce, is a jet specialist. 
. . . Virginia Crute Deck and her family have 
recently moved to Norfolk, where her husband, 
Lt. Donald M, Deck, is stationed now. He has 



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recently returned from service in Korea. 

For the first time in years I had a long letter 
from Faye Brandon Cross. She and her family liv« 
in Greensboro, N. C. They recently built a rum- 
pus room to their home for their children. Pat, 10. 
Pete, 6, and Nancy, 1, Her husband teaches a 
Sunday School class of young adult couples and 
has helped to enlarge the class from 60 to 160 in 
a year. She often sees Nancy Dupuy Wilson and 
Elva and her husband have recently bought a 
home there. . . . Marian (Chubby) Heard gave me 
some news of our classmates before she dashed off 
on another vacation last summer. This trip in- 
cluded a visit to Yellowstone Park and points west. 
She reports that Jennie Noell Wilmarth lives 
across the street from her in Danville. Jennie 
taught in Schoolfield last year. The Wilmarths 
went to Nags Head, N. C, for a summer vacation 
with Mary Sue Edmondson McGhee and her hus- 
band. . . . Crews Borden Baylor lives in Richmond. 
She has a small son named Louis. . . . Madge 
McFall Wiseman visited in Danville during the 
summer. This was her first trip back since 
moving west. . , . Marion Worsham Tracey's husband 
is a physician. They live in York, Pa., and have 
two children, ... In January, 1952, Joe, Liggie 
Ellett Smith's husband, was made a partner in the 
law firm of Hazlegrove, Shackelford, and Carr in 
Roanoke. In addition to caring for her two boys 
and a girl, Liggie was installed last June as 
President of the Junior League of Roanoke, She. 
too. included some interesting facts about some of 
our friends. . . . Dorothy Menefree MacCammond 
continues to work as secretary at the Bank of 
Virginia in Roanoke, but her husband has changed 
jobs since our last newsletter. He is now president 
of Englby Auto Supply Co. . . . Josa Carlton 
Baldwin lives in Buckingham where her husband 
teaches agriculture education in the county high 
school. . . . Louise Painter Stultz lives in Martins- 
ville where her husband is associated with the Rish 
Equipment Co. . . . Mary Elizabeth Petticrew 
Dederick has one boy and two girls and lives in 
Oradell, New Jersey. Her husband is a surgeon 
there. 

Harriett Haskins Eubank called me one day last 
July, and said she was passing through HaHfax 
where we were living at the time. We chatted 
about an hour and it was such a pleasure to meet 
her husband and two children. They had been on 
a short vacation during which they had seen Margo 
Gerlaugh in Martinsville. . . . Louise Bailey Glenn's 
two sons, Jimmie and Barrie. are really handsome 
children, . . . Juanita Smith Price and her husband 
are very popular teachers in Halifax. Nita was 
superintendent of the junior department in Vaca- 
tion Bible School while we were at Beth Car Church. 
. . . The TiTnes- Dispatch recently carried an article 
about Robert T. Armistead, who was endorsed to 
succeed his father as judge of the Fourteenth Cir- 
cuit Court. Mr. Armistead is the husband of 
Sarah Hayes Armistead. . , . The big news with the 
Brown family this year is that we have moved from 
Halifax to Richmond. Ray began his new work 
at the University of Richmond in September as 
assistant professor of Bible. We had spent two 
full and very happy years in Halifax while Ray 
was pastor of Beth Car Baptist Church and naturally 
we were reluctant to leave our friends there. How- 
ever, we anticipate our life at the University with 
a great deal of pleasure. 

CLASS OF 1942 

Class President and Secretary: Mary Katherine 

Dodson (Mrs. C. N. Plyler) Gatesville. N. C. 
Acting Class Secretary: Evelyn Pankey (Mrs, Wil- 
liam F, McCorkle) Honeysuckle Hill. Lexington, 
Va. 

I have had a grand time collecting news for 
the bulletin. It has been wonderful hearing from 
so many of you and I have some interesting news 
to report. . . . First. I'd like to tell you a little 
bit about our class reunion last Founders Day since 
a lot of you could not be present. In spite of the 
fact that we did not win the Jarman cup for at- 
tendance, we did have a record number of mem- 
bers present. Jane Royall Phlegar was there and 
she hasn't changed a bit — just as attractive and 
sweet as ever. Nancy Dupuy Wilson had a movie 
taken during graduation and we all had a good time 

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reminiscing while she showed it several times. We 
talked into the "wee" hours about our school days 
and about what has taken place since we left college. 
Sunday we had a delicious breakfast at Long wood 
House. Mr. French joined us. Miss Moran. who 
is hostess, is as pretty as always. It was a won- 
derful week-end and you who missed it start 
planning now for our next class reunion. Let's win 
that Jarman Cup in '57 ! 

Now for the news I gathered in Farmville and 
from your letters. Sue Marshall Leftwich and Jim- 
mie have a new home in Colonial Heights. She 
has a boy, 2 V2 , and a girl, 1 V2 • She wrote a 
newsy letter saying that Elizabeth ( Beasy ) 
Townsend Tasker lost her mother in the early sum- 
mer and has been living at home in Petersburg with 
her father since that time. Beasy 's husband is in 
Korea with the Regular Army and she planned to 
join him in Japan in the fall. . . . Gay Ward 
Brown Jones is living in Petersburg and has an 
8 year-old son. . . . Harriett Cantrell Myers has a 
new home in Petersburg and two children. . . . 
Nancy Hopkins has been in Munich for three 
years. Last summer she married Peter Rylatt, a 
lawyer, from Wakingham, England, where they 
will make their home. . . . Dot Lawrence Riggle, 
her Navy husband, and small daughter are living 
in their new home at Virginia Beach. . . . Edith 
Wood is living at home and teaching at Cheater 
High School. She worked with the Federal Gov- 
ernment for a while. . . . Marie Brickert Rhodes 
is living in Franklin, Ind., where her husband is 
a professor of Science in Stanley College. Hattie 
Moore Felts, her husband, and two children live 
in Ivor. . . . Jean Steel Armistead wrote from 
Fontana Village, Fontana Dam, N. C. that she 
and her husband were having a wonderful vacation 
in one of the attractive cottages there. She has 
two boys, Ashby, 3^2, and Howard, 9 months. They 
live in a new home which they built last summer 
in South Hill where her husband is manager of 
a variety store. She wrote that Estelle Pavlette 
Lumpkin, who teaches in South Hill was spending 
the summer at Wake Forest where Bryant, her 
husband, was in law school. Marie Thompson Tucker, 
whose husband is an overseer at the South Hill 
Burlington Mills Plant, also teaches there. . . . 
Dixie Roundy Cheatham was elected State President 
of Delta Delta Delta sorority at their meeting in 
Williamsburg last March. After leaving Long- 
wood she graduated from Colby College in Maine. 

Allene Overby Hunt hated to miss the reunion but 
said that she had three delightful reasons why she 
wasn't there — her three children. However, she 
had seen Jane Royall Phlegar when she was in 
Chatham on a visit and Jane was brimful of all the 
fun we had. Allene often sees Helen Wentz Fore- 
becker. of Danville, who was in our class for two 
years. Wentz has two children — Ritch. 2, and 
Debbie, 1 . Allene and her family enjoy the 
swimming pool on Hargrave Military Academy 
campus, ^hich is in calling distance of their home. 
. . . Florence Thierry Leake lives on a fa rm at 
the foot of Massanutten Mountain on the Shen- 
andoah River. She says they have a few of every- 
thing but concentrate on chickens which pleases 
her two girls, Martha, 3, and Linda, 5. She and 
Harry are proud of their farm because they have 
practically chopped it out of the wilderness. They 
have a lot of company which they love and are 
really busy in the summer, but not too busy to 
have a picnic just any time down on the river 
bank. . . . Mary Anne Pettit Foster, who was in our 
class for two years, lives in Fork Union. She. her 
husband. Flint, and two boys spent a week-end 
last summer with Florence. . . . Dot Sprinkle Eck- 
man, who lives in New Jersey, has a son and a 
daughter. . . . Norma Bowles Robertson and hus- 
band. Ed. teach in the new consolidated school in 
Rocky Mount. David, their son. is in the first grade 
there. . . . Lillian Gcrmnn Rowlett seems quite 
pleased to be back in Virginia again. Russell is 
Patent Co-ordinator for the Virginia-Carolina 
Chemical Company. They have a new home in 
Richmond — and have two boys — Russ. 7, and Bill, 
4. , . . Dot Johnson Watson lives in Camden, S. C.. 
where Jake is Laboratory Supervisor in a duPont 
plant. They have two children — Mary Lee. 4. and 
Tommy, 1 , One of her neighbors is Mary Price 
Arnold Munt '42. . . . Caroline Eason Roberts is 
having a busy life as the wife of a Presbyterian 

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Minister and mother of two children. Anne Turner 
Levick with her husband and daughter has moved 
to Orange. Lucy TurnbuU is Church Secretary at 
the Second Presbyterian Church in Roanoke. Dr. 
Hollingsworth, who was in Farmville when we 
were in school, is pastor there now. Louisa Sanford 
McAllister is living in San Antonio, Texas, with 
her husband and two daughters. . . . Polly Keller 
St. Clair is living in Perry Point, Maryland, with 
her husband and son, Larry. . . . Mary Jane Ritchie 
Johann lives in Richmond. Did you see Mary 
Jane's picture in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 
the summer with her precious twin daughters? 
Lillian Turner Bearr is in Blackstone with her 
son and daughter while her husband is overseas 
with the Army. Vera Baron was married to 
Brent Remsburg in Lee Chapel, Lexington, last 
May. They are living in South Boston. . . . Vir- 
ginia Barksdale Rotter has moved into a new home 
in Madison, N. J. Paul commutes daily to Newark 
where he is an actuary with the Mutual Benefit 
Life Insurance Company. Their two daugnters 
are Carolyn, 4, and Diane, 1. Virginia is a mem- 
ber of the Choral Society and serves on the board 
of the local community concert association. . . . 
Betty Peerman Coleman and her family live in 
Raleigh, N. C. Betty's husband does research at 
North CaroHna State. Their son, Bob. is 4. . . . 
Jane Lee Hutcheson Hanbury has five children — 
two boys and three girls, but she finds time for club, 
community, and church activities. Those who at- 
tended the reunion have her to thank for ar- 
ranging the Class breakfast at Long wood House — 
a most enjoyable occasion. . , . Mary Owen Carson 
Roberts is a teacher of business education in 
Lovingston, . . . Sadie Vaughan Dunford taught 
home economics in Wythe County for two years. 
Now she is a home maker at Max Meadows. . . . 
Arlene Hunt has done graduate work at the 
University of Richmond. She is teaching in Falls 
Church High School. . . . Myrtle Harrison is li- 
brarian in Franklin County High School, Rocky 
Mount. . . . Harriet Scott Eraser and her husband 
flew from New York to Buenos Aires last January. 
This will be their home as Mr. Eraser is in business 
there. . . . Anne Ayers Butler is working in a 
real estate office in Redwood City, California. 

Gene Kilmon Stites lives in Hagerstown, Md., 
where Joe is an aeronautical engineer in the Fair- 
child Aircraft Corp. They have three children — 
Barbie, 8; Joe, 6; and Sally, 3. . . . Gussie Parks is 
working in Richmond now. . . . Kitty Poicell Kilman 
lives near Wachapreague with her two children. , . . 
Sybil Brisentine Coble and her small daughter live 
in Mercersburg, Pa. . , . Esther Partridge Giordano's 
husband is in the furniture business in Norfolk, 
where they live with their three children — Priscilla, 
5; Ruth. 4; and Mark, IV2. . . . Hazel Callahan 
Lawrence lives in Norfolk. How she enjoyed the 
beach last summer ! . . . Virginia Dawley Capron, 
in Winona, Minn., has a new son, John Kenneth. 
. . . Ann Bra'dshaiv Millner, Hampton, has two. 
little girls. . . . Texie Belle Felts Miller writes that 
she has three vivacious boys: Jack, 5V2 : Jerry, 2iA ; 
and Scotty, 4 months. Her husband is an aero- 
nautical engineer at the N. A. C. A. at Langley 
Field. . . . Mary Charlotte Jones Carson keeps busy 
looking after her 18 month-old son — Craig Stuart. 
She and her husband, Maynard, bought a home in 
Hilton Village and remodeled it themselves. She 
seems to be quite busy working with projects in 
the Junior Woman's Club, church activities, and 
bridge. 

Elizabeth Ann Parker Stokes wrote a newsy letter. 
. . . Miriam (Mim) Hanvey Smith must be having 
a wonderful time in Japan since she joined her 
Major husband. Elizabeth Ann said, "Mim 
writes that Japan is like an old bit of heirloom 
jewelry which must be studied before one finds 
beauty in the intricate design and small almost 
hidden gems. She is searching out that charm and 
beauty, while she learns to speak, cook, and do 
flower arrangements as the Japanese do." Eliza- 
beth Ann is enjoying her little 4 month-old girl, 
4 year-old boy, her doctor husband, and their new 
home on the water in Portsmouth. . . . Ora 
Earnest Shiflet has a little girl — Anne Carter. 
Her husband is assistant manager of the Telephone 
Company in Norfolk. Mary Owens West Smith has 
a grand job with the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance 
Co., in Noi-folk. . . . Elizabeth HUl^tnan Heartwell 



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has three children. Her husband is in charge of 
an appliance store. . . . Mary Katherine Dodson 
Plyler stays as busy as ever with her husband and 
two boys. Nancy Dupuy Wilson stays busy with 
civic and church activities as well as being a 
doctor's wife and a mother of two children. Mary 
Louise Sterrett Campbell, of Glasgow, has a son 
and a daughter. . . . Barbara McCaskill lives here 
in Lexington and works at Washington and Lee 
University. . . . Mary Elizabeth (Sunshine) Mc- 
Cormick Leary, who was a freshman with us, lives 
in Lexington. She has three children — ^^John, 10 ; 
Champe, o : and Mike, 3. Nancy Moore Nuckols, of 
Chatham, has three children. . . . Caroline Fergu- 
son Irons and her surgeon husband. Bob, have 
moved to Lexington. They have a daughter, Betty, 
and a son, Bobby. . . . Sue DunUip Blake is living in 
Washington, D. C. . . . Sarah Chambers Marshall, 
of Thibadoux, La., has two girls. 

This year, we have some sad news along with the 
glad, I know all of you will be as distressed to 
hear as I was of the passing of Lucie Ellen 
Powell Raney in May and May Wertz Roediger in 
August. Louise Phillips Heinke's husband was 
killed in January in Korea. 

We like Lexington so decided to stay after Bill 
graduated from Washington and Lee. Bill is in the 
Note & Trust Department of the Rockbridge Na- 
tional Bank. Our year-old son, Bill, keeps me 
busy, but we are thoroughly enjoying him. Thank 
all of you who took time to write me news about 
yourself and others. The rest of you please write 
Dodson. Remember that everything you do is 
interesting to your classmates. 



CLASS OF 1943 

Class President: Betty Boutchard (Mrs. S. C. Mc- 

Intyre), Box 203, Villa Rica, Ga. 
Acting Secretary: Agnes Patterson (Mrs. H. W. 

Kelly, Jr.), Box 446, Fairfax, Va. 

As Sarah Wade Owen was a student at Long- 
wood last summer, "A. P." kindly consented (under 
pressure, that is) to do half of the news. Her 
half comes first. . . . Almost all of the news this 
vear concerns new babies and busy mothers. See 
the list of births for news of Betty Laird Dixon's 
suitemates, Virginia Firesheets Du Priest. Eleanor 
Feagans Curd, and Estelle Smith Shaw, and many 
others. . . . Dorothy Childress Hill who stays busy 
with her four boys, writes that Libby Bernard Saul 
has a lovely new home. Lucy Davis Gunn and her 
husband have had fun remodeling an old house. 
Anne Brooks Givens has recently moved from 
Georgia back to Holland where her husband is with 
the Agriculture Experiment Station. Anne Ellett 
Hardy says that her twins kept her busy at first, 
but now that they are older she can really enjoy 
them. Betty Page Harper Wyatt sends news of 
Carolyn Rouse, who is teaching in Westminister 
College, in Atlanta, Ga., of Lily Beck Gray Under- 
wood, who is teaching in Newport News, of Hig- 
gle Mish Timberlake and her family in Staunton. 
. . . Maxine Comptmi Fuller lives a few miles 
from Birmingham, Ala., and she would love to 
have a call from any of you who may be down 
that way. . . . Martha Hammock teaches English 
and French in Blackstone. . . . Anna Bugg. librarian 
at Moody School, Clifton Forge, had an interesting 
vacation. She visited Quebec. Montreal, Lake 
Champlaine, and toured the New England and 
Middle Atlantic States. . . . Charlotte Greeley is 
teaching homemaking at Monroe Junior High in 
Roanoke. . . . Eleanor Folk Canter lives in Harri- 
sonburg, where Mac is practicing medicine. . . . 
Bubbling with new interests this year is Jean Carr. 
As you know, she has built a new home m Sara- 
sota, Fla. Now she is busy furnishing the house 
and gardening in her large lot. Jean would love to 
hear from any Longwood girls when they are in 
the vicinity. , ,, , , i, ^ *u 

Now for mv (Betty Boutchard s) half of the 
news. We had a get-to-gether in Richmond m 
the summer— Jeraldine Smith Shawen. Betty Harper 
Wyatt. Frances Adams Haywood, Sarah Wade, and 
I met Shirley Turner Van Landingham. Jean Wat- 
ton Lugar, and Agnes Patterson KeUy. Had a grand 
time and kept telling ourselves we didn t look a 
day older after nine years. However, there must 
have been a difference of opinion — only the older 



December, 1952 



model came near our table, never the young teen- 
age models. . . . Here's news that just missed last 
year's letter — Betty Sexton Wills is in Suffolk where 
Jack is in the contracting business. They have 
two children — Johnny, 7, and Beverly, 4. ... I 
finally had a communication from Ann Covington 
Fulghum. She has 2 children, Edwin and Ann 
Gwynn. Helen Leivia Bishop is back in Louisville. 
Junie was recalled in the service and they've been 
in Ohio and Maryland. . . . Susie Moore Cieszko is 
now living in Jacksonville, N. C. Ed was called 
back to active duty with the Marine Reserve 
Squadron at Norfolk. Susie has two sons — Martin, 
4, and Ned, 1. . . . Music seems to take up most 
of Baylis Kunz' time. . . . As president of the 
League of Richmond Teachers ( there are about 
1,000 members) Elsie Stossel has been doing some 
traveling. Last year, as a delegate to the Na- 
tional Education Association, she was sent to San 
Francisco. She managed to do a lot of sight-seeing 
in the West and in Mexico, This year she is just 
back from Detroit where she served as a delegate. 
. . . Stella Scott Bosworth is now living in New- 
port News where Tom accepted an internship at 
Riverside Hospital. Had a card from Anne Rogers 
Stark and she and Stella had already contacted 
each other. . . . Jane Scott Webb is still in Colum- 
bus, Ga. Her husband was called back in the 
Army. . . , Opal Nelson must be quite an asset to 
the finance company in Bluefield as it is continually 
expanding. Maggie Kitchen Gilliam, like the rest 
of us, is looking forward to our 10th reunion next 
Founder's Day. Ada Clarke Nuckols Davis saw 
Ella Hutchinson in the summer. Ella is her usual 
gay independent self. She's living in a trailer which 
she keeps in some friend's yard. . . . Ada Clarke 
teaches in Richmond — has three children. . . . 
Really big news came from Winifred Wrtpht Heron. 
She's in Tokyo where Dave is librarian of the 
American Embassy. ... As far as I know — this 
13 a first in our class. Rosalie Rogers Talbert is 
a member of the Anatomy Department in the State 
University of New York. . . . Alice Seebert Godwin 
has two little girls — Ann and Alice. They moved 
into their new home last fall. . . . Dearing Faunt- 
ler&y Johnston and husband have just built a new 
home also. Brookie Benton and her husband 
bought a farm just outside of Staunton. . . . Ann 
Trotter Feriozi is settled in Arlington, where her 
husband is a pediatrician. They have two children 
— Danny, 3, and Sue Fletcher, two months. . . . 
Alice Belote Curling is teaching in Portlock High 
School. . . . Elizabeth McCoy was recently ap- 
pointed Staunton's Court social worker. She 
taught for a short time, then was employed by the 
Federal Government for four years. Also she was 
case worker in Danville Social Welfare Department. 
. . Anne Elizabeth Walker Bailey is doing grad- 
uate work at the University of Virginia and is 
teaching in the Venable School in Charlottesville. 
Don't forget this Founders Day — our 10th re- 
union. If you can possibly come, do. We're look- 
ing forward to seeing all of you. 

CLASS OF 1944 

Class President: Faye Nimmo (Mrs. Jack W. 

Webb), Kentucky Military Institute. Louisville, 

Ky. 
Acting Secretary: Frances Lee Hatvthorne (Mrs. 

J. R. Browder) 601 W. 26th St.. Richmond, Va. 

How wonderful it has been to hear from so 
many members of our class. From the school spirit 
expressed we are really looking forward to a 
great reunion next year. We're sure to win the 
silver cup! A number of girls in Richmond have 
voiced a desire for a class get-together so they re 
hoping to call a meeting in the near futu'-e. If there 
are any girls in the vicinity who would like to join 
this group please write. It should be a wonderful 
chance to catch up on all the latest from the class 
of '44. _ . -11* • 

Although in space we are scattered from Maine 
to Florida and across the world to Japan and For- 
mosa, we seem close again in spirit as we exchange 
news Our president. Faye Nimmo Webb has been 
doing quite a bit of traveling since Jack was re- 
called to service. Just now he is an instructor at 
Kentucky Military Institute in Louisvil!e. but in 
the past year they have lived in West Virginia. 
Florida, and Georgia. Faye's second son was bo-n 

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last fall. -I . . From California, Gussie Himes Snyder 
writes that she is indeed a busy housewife, with a 
daughter, 5, and twin boys, five months. Speaking 
of twins, Mary E. PearsaU LeGrande says that 
her home is never quiet. She has a daughter, Renee, 
and twins, Paul and Gay. The whole family was 
in Chicago last summer where Bruce was studying 
for his doctor's degree in Business Education. In 
the winter they live in Kent, Ohio, where Bruce 
teaches at Kent State University. In Richmond, 
two of our class have studied at the Assembly's 
Training School and are doing religious work. Mil- 
dred Willson is Director of Children's work at 
Lakeside Presbyterian Church and teaches in the 
week-day school. Betty Watts has been made 
Director of Youth Work for the state of Virginia 
in the Methodist Conference. 

Hannah Lee Crawford Reynolds, Judy Eason 
Mercer, and F. Lee Hawthorne Browder, all of 
Richmond, had a get-together one morning and 
what with all the children in and around, it was 
really an active scene. Hannah Lee is living in a 
new house and teaches part time at R. P. L Her 
two boys, Pat and Lee are aged 3 and 4. Judy 
has twin boys now 3^2, and her family is moving 
to a new house this fail. They are building and 
Judy says she can hardly wait to get Cabell and 
Courtney out of an upstairs apartment and into 
a home of their own. Frances Lee has one girl, 
Beverly Lacy, 2, and with church and choir, she 
stays busy. She does say that Bev is a good traveler ; 
her family spent a vacation in Florida in January 
and in the summer they visited Dottie Sue SiTnmons 
Kessler of Fincastle and Louise Bell Lyons in Vic- 
toria. Dottie Sue has a new baby boy, Harry, 
HI. and she is president of the local garden club. 
Louise's husband is a Methodist minister and they 
are excited about a new church building program. 
They have a little girl, 2. Mildred Droste. physical 
education instructor at Mary Baldwin, was head of 
the water-front at Camp Wawenoc in Maine last 
summer. She has been elected Virginia represent- 
ative of the National Society of Women's Ath- 
letics. Jocelyn Gillum is also living in Richmond 
and teaches at Highland Park School. To hear 
her tell it, she's having fun. Mary Elizabeth 
Grizzard Darby has a two-year-old daughter, Joanne. 
Her husband is a senior in Pharmacy at the Medi- 
cal College of Virginia and Mary Lib plans to 
teach this year. Another future grand daughter 
is Sallie, the new baby daughter of Sara Jeffreys 
Gilliam of Martinsville. Patsy Contielly Bagley writes 
that her two children are something ! She says that 
her boy is as big and mean as possible but that 
her little girl, Sudie, is so sweet that she has hope. 
Betty Bridgeforth Young has a boy. She lives in 
Fayetteville, N. C. where her husband is an in- 
structor at Fort Bragg. A long letter from Mildred 
Corvin Lingerfelt portrays her as busy as ever. 
She and her husband marched down the aisle at 
V. P. L in June. Their five year-old daughter 
no doubt was one of the interested spectators. 
Mildred received her masters degree in Business 
Education and her husband his B. S. in Civil Engi- 
neering. From Suffolk. Mully Bugg Holland wrote 
that she has her hands full literally. She has a 
baby boy aged seven months and weighing twenty- 
five pounds. Jerry Titmus, who teaches in Suffolk, 
drove to Nova Scotia last summer during her 
vacation. Many of our class are still using cer- 
tificates (while some of us are worrying about 
renewing ours ! ) Betty Allbright is teaching at 
Hermitage High School in Richmond. Frances 
Wilkerson teaches at Highland Springs and Blanche 
Steele in Roanoke. Emma Wilson Broyles has been 
a teacher in Liberty Academy, Bedford, for sev- 
eral years. Her father, a distinguished member of 
the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, has re- 
cently retired after 32 years service in the re- 
search department of the bank. Recent news from 
Lucille Lewis Armstrong is that she has moved 
into a new home in Culpeper and that Tom prac- 
tices dentistry in an adjoining office. Tom W.. III. 
is 2. . , . Betty Van Arsdale Hoffman. Newport 
News, has a boy 3 V-z , and a girl 1 8 months. She 
wrote us that Helen Shaw is working at Langley 
Field. . . . Nell Richard Bell is way down in 
Georgia and she said she has a time with three 
little Bells, all girls, and an assortment of goldfish 
and kittens. She invited any of us who come 
that way to look her up at her home in Decatur. 

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. . . We can sympathize with Virginia Seward 
Harris whose husband has been recalled to service 
and is now in Korea. She says that her daughter 
Shirley, 2, is her comfort and joy. , . . M. K. 
Ingham. Murphy is now a registered Medical 
Technologist at the hospital in Wilmington. N. C. 
She has a son 4V2. . . . Gertrude Wright Wells is 
secretary for the Washington and Lee University 
General Fund. Her daughter is eight years old and 
Gertrude is busy with church and club work, as 
she is president of the Second District Jr. Woman's 
Club of Virginia. Last year she was chosen the 
outstanding junior in the Lexington Club. . . . 
Anne Harris Cooley was recently appointed 
treasurer of Clarke County. This appointment 
makes her one of two women county treasurers in 
Virginia. She is active in Civic affairs in Berry- 
ville, serving as president of the Junior Woman's 
Club and secretary of the PTA. She is past 
president of the Fourth District Virginia Federa- 
tion of Women's Clubs and several years ago was 
crowned queen of the Clarke County Festival. . . . 
Dr. Ann Hardy Williams is now practicing general 
medicine in Blackstone. Romelia Say re Summerell 
also lives in Blackstone, where her husband is a 
Presbyterian minister now studying for his master's 
degree in theology. Mary Lee Pittard Nash has 
been helping her husband in his insurance office in 
Blackstone. Another minister's wife is Ernestine 
Morgan Holloman. She worked as dietician at the 
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary while her 
husband studied there. They now live in Sparta, 
where he is pastor of the Baptist church. Their 
little boy, Marc, is 2. . . . We heard that Ann 
Snyder Pettit, who has lived in the Philippines for 
several years, was home last summer on leave. 
After the arrival of her daughter (her other two 
are boys), she and her husband, a Baptist missionary, 
are enroute to Formosa. . . . Ella Banks Weathers 
Boyle is still in Japan where her husband is a mis- 
sionary for the Presbyterian Church. They now have 
three boys, a real house full. 

Back in Virginia, Sue Harper Schumann, Joe. 
GiUum, Hannah Lee Crawford Reynolds, Jane 
Smith Dunlap and Sara Wayne France had a 
reunion in Richmond last summer. I understand 
they covered the city in one weekend ! Sara Wayne 
says she is working in the basement of the Penta- 
gon in Army Publications. She was really deflated 
when told she was too old for a WAAC Commis- 
sion! Jane Smith Dunlap was visiting in Virginia 
from Plain view, Minn., where her husband is run- 
ning for the State Senate. Jane has two girls and 
a boy. Sue Harper Schumann entertained the 
Richmond group of A. S. A. Alumnae at her new 
home near Bon Air. She has a daughter 3 and a 
baby boy 6 months. Mary Sue Palmer Parvin, of 
Lombard, 111., is president of the Chicago Alumnae 
Chapter of the A. S. A. and attended the Golden 
Anniversary Convention in Roanoke. She has a 
son 5 and a little girl 3. . . . We have news of 
several brides of last summer. Nancy Powell Stuart - 
was married in July in Covington. She has been 
teaching there in the junior high. Also Louise 
Ransom Butler was married in the summer to a 
Texas lawyer. He is now in the Navy and they 
are living at Virginia Beach. Pat Garth _ Rhodes 
was married in August and plans to live in Rich- 
mond. 

The news from Farmville is that Jane Hobson 
Chappell is building a new home. She is busy 
with her son, 2, and a Senior Girl Scout Troop. 
Doris Dennis Bruce has two girls and they. too. are 
moving into a new home. Nancy Watts Hanbury, 
who has two daughters, is living in Charlotte, 
N. C. Nancy Bruce Noel has a bov and a girl and 
they have already moved in their new house. Betty 
Overcash is now working at Hampden-Sydney. 
She was enthusiastic about attending Founders 
Day and is eager for a large group from our class 
to return for our reunion in '54. . . . Jane Ford 
Phillips who lives in Alabama visited Rosemary 
Elam Pritchett in Hopewell this past summer. Jane 
has two children and Rosemary says her little hoy 
is eagerly awaiting the arrival of a little sister. 
Also on vacation in Virginia was Mary House 
Smoot. who lives in Kingsport, Tenn. . . . Margaret 
Thomas Basilone is moving to Maryland, where her 
husband is on the staff at Georgetown University 
Graduate School. Her son, Joe. Jr., is 6 and now 



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in school. . . . Kitty Vaughan wrote that she is 
secretary to the Dean of Students at Randolph- 
Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg. . . . Frances 
Strohecker who was in Lynchburg for a while, af- 
ter studying at R. P. L, is now Distributive Edu- 
cation Co-Ordinator for Newport News Public 
Schools. Another class member who has con- 
tinued her education is Bernice Copenhaver. She 
received her M. A. from the University of Virginia, 
and is now instructor in speech at the University 
of West Virginia. She specialized in speech cor- 
rection and worked at Camp Woodrow Wilson 
last summer. . . . Evelyn Chenaidt Morrow who 
has two girls, 5 and 3, is teaching in King and 
Queen County. She attended the Home Economics 
Convention held at Longwood. . . . Lucille Cheat- 
hairi Mosely has a new baby boy. She taught at 
Collegiate School in Richmond, while her husband 
was in school, but says she has retired to "home- 
work" now. . . . Virginia Smith returned to the 
States last summer after serving as a missionary 
in Pernambuco. Brazil. She formerly taught in 
Churchville School in Augusta County. . . . Mar- 
garet Lawrence Grayson lives in Blacksburg where 
her husband teaches at V. P. I. She has two 
girls, 5 and 2, and they all have moved into a 
new home. Margaret is president of the alumnae 
group there. . . . Delia Gregory Hall has a baby 
boy. . . . Gene Seymour Raper, who has a boy 4, 
has nnoved to Piedmont, Ala., where her husband 
has been transferred. . . . Darnell Whitby Long has 
moved into a new home near Lawrenceyille and 
she stays busy looking after her house and three- 
year-old Eddie Long. . . . Elizabeth Gates Hill wrote 
us full of enthusiasm ; she is the proud mother of 
a brand new baby boy, Jesse Carl. . . . Katherine 
Johnson Hawthorne has a new home in Richmond 
and she says her daughters. 5 and 3. fill all her 
spare time. 

Gloria Pollard Thompson teaches at John B. 
Gary School in Richmond in the winter and man- 
ages the pool at the Country Club in the summer. 
Did you see the lovely picture of Gloria in the 
Times-Dispatch in September and the fine tribute 
paid her for her work ? She is recovering from 
an automobile accident which confined her to bed for 
eight months. Odelle Virginia Smith received her 
M. A. from Woman's College of the University of 
N. C. and now teaches in the junior high in 
Greensboro. Gerry Bcckner Hannerberry com- 
bined degrees — receiving M. A. and Mis. in the 
same year, while at Columbia University. She 
has a new son and lives in Washington. D. C, 
where her husband works with the department of 
schools. Frances Craddock Hardy, who has been 
living in Amelia, plans to move to Washington, 
D. C. where her husband will be working. We hear 
from others that her daughter. Kelly, is future May 
Court Material. Beth Johnson Wright married a 
minister, and they have three active children. At 
present, her husband is with the American Friends 
Service in the Middle East. Barbara Dickenson 
Phillips wrote from Louisville, Ky., that her daugh- 
ter, Susan. 4. is the center of her household. She 
told us that Evelyn Faw is living in Roanoke and 
working for the Allstate Insurance Company. Fa ye 
Nimmo Webb mentioned that Frances Rainey 
Chapel has two boys and that Ruth Duf/ger San- 
ders has two girls. Jean Strick Moomaw is living 
in Richmond and you never heard of all the 
things she is doing ! She teaches at Chandler 
Junior High and is working on a history textbook. 
She already has one book for children accepted 
for publication. Her children are 6 and 2. Jeanne 
is also teaching music in her "spare time'* ! Gladys 
Wilson Rozar has also kept busy. She has two 
children, a girl, 4 and a boy. 3. and has recently 
received her M. A. from the University of Georgia. 
She now lives in Atlanta where her husband is 
an attorney. Marie Kelly Short has a son born 
last June. O. V.. IH. She taught in Portsmouth 
for several years. . . . Louise McCorkle Laughlin of 
Camden. N. J., and her two children visited in 
Farmville in the summer. F**om Baltimore. Grace 
Scales Evans wrote that she had attended a 
workshop at Johns Hopkins and last year she taught 
the first grade. Her little boy is now going to 
kindergarten. Charlotte Corell Floyd sent news of 
several membe^-s of our class whom she had seen 
in Norfolk. She is working in the office of the 
Virginia Smelting Company there. Edith Gills has 

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given up teaching and is now working for the gov- 
ernment in Richmond. Page Houchins is teach- 
ing in the new Forest View School in Chesterfield 
County. . . . Elizabeth Goodwin Sale lives on 
a dairy farm near Fredericksburg and has two little 
girls. . . . We have news of a number of girls who 
were with us at S. T. C. for a year or more 
although they did not complete the four years here. 
It was good to hear from them, some of whom, we 
remember, were "rats" with us so long ago! . . . 
Mary Keith Bingham Henshelwood has bought a 
home in Richmond and she is the proud mother of 
three children. . . . Teresa Fletcher Spencer is 
also in Richmond. She has a girl 7 and a boy 4. 
She says she is busy with garden club and school 
activities, . . . Helen Ott Heltzel has a girl 4 and 
a baby boy. She told us that Elsie Smith married 
Lt. Col. W. H. Casterline and has been traveling 
all over the country. , . . Blanche Colavita Heath 
sent the news that her husband was a delegate to 
the Democratic Convention. . . . Lauri Hardin 
Clarkson has a boy a year old. Her husband 
graduated in June from the University of Richmond 
and they moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he will 
be working. . . . Bie Harrison Browder is living in 
California. She has a new baby girl. 
Jeannette Garrison Bell is now in Mt. Olive, N. 0. 
She has two children, a boy and a girl. Ruth 
Woody Lindquist lives in Dayton, Ohio, where her 
husband is stationed at Wright-Patterson Field. 
She has two sons and a daughter. . . . Before clos- 
ing, Mildred and I would like to give credit to the 
group of Richmond girls who helped to make this 
letter possible: Hannah Lee Crawford Reynolds, 
Julia Eason Mercer and Mary Elizabeth Grizzard 
Darby. What fun it has been to hear all the 
latest news ! I wish we could have heard from 
everyone. Write to us next year, won't you? 



CLASS OF 1945 

Class President: Eleanor Wade (Mrs. E. G. 

Tremblay). 401 Newport Boulevard. Newport 

Beach, Calif. 
Class Secretary: Mary Anne Jarratt (Mrs. Kemper 

L. Kellog, Jr.), 1144 leth Street, Stuart Gardens. 

Newport News, Va. 

A million thanks to those of you who sent us 
your news — but there are many others we'd like 
to hear from, too! Won't you please send us your 
news ? Virginia Dale Honeycutt and her husband 
are now living in Claymont, Delaware. He is a 
Project Leader in Research Development with the 
Sun Oil Company. Their little Kenny was three 
years old in October. . . . Susan Durrett Salter 
writes that her news is a three-bedroom ranch 
house in surburban Detroit. She has been teach- 
ing for the past three years in a nursery school, 
but is retiring as her "Chip" is going to public 
school. . . . Alice Davis Johnson, her husband, and 
year-old son, Randolph Thomas, Jr., live in Whaley- 
ville. She is teaching Home Economics in the local 
high school. Recently, she visited Eleanor Corell 
Orrell and her husband in Ivor where he is a 
Baptist minister. They have a daughter. Nancy 
Dean. . . . Nell Ray Flcminp Joyner and h»'- hus- 
band have built a new home. She teaches in 
Carrsville. . . . Betty BlackweU Nofsinger has been 
living in New York for the past two years. Her 
husband is a statistician with the American Gas 
and Electric Corporation. They have two little 
girls. Betty Sue. 3. and Grace, born in July. ... 
Betsy Ditlard Gomer and Charles, who live in Balti- 
more, have two children, Martha Dillard. 5. and 
Charles A.. III. 4. ... Be sure to look at the list of 
births for news about Alice Feitip Kelly. Elizabeth 
Mast Halstead. and Kitty Patrick Cassidy. . . . 
Frances Copenhaver Defoe has moved to Rocky 
Mount, where her husband has accepted a call to 
another church. . . . Jean Akers Hesson wrote that 
Margaret Stewart visited her during the summer. 
They had lunch in Richmond with Phyllis Butler 
and' Nancv Dickerson Tureman. Nancy has a 
daughter, Nancy Jane. Margaret is still teaching 
at 'Virginia Interment. Phyllis is still working 
at McGuire Hospital. Jean has a son. Grey, who 
is 5 years old. ^ . , r< 

Cecile Parr spent the summer at Lake George. 
NY . . Myrtle Lee Holt Johnson and Richard 
have a new home in Silver Spring. Md. They have 



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two children. She wrote that Richard is in the 
second grade and Mark, 18 months, is into every- 
thing. ... Jo Shaffner Anderson and Merle are 
living in Chicago. . . . Mary Preston Sheffey is 
teaching at Marion College. In addition to a 
regular teaching schedule, last year she taught a 
night class in typing for adults, a non-credit ex- 
tension course from the U. of Va. Her class sounded 
most interesting — it is composed of housewives, 
factory girls, nurses, a state trooper and a deputy 
sheriff. The latter attended the class with guns and 
holster, creating a sensation I Mary Preston at- 
tended summer school at Johns-Hopkins University, 
where Dr. Wynne was on the visiting faculty. 

Carol Diggs Gentry has joined her husband in 
Paris. He's connected with Army Intelligence. 
. . . Marilyn Bell Roper is in Florida with her 
husband who was called back into the Marine 
Corps. . , . Pat Mattox is an analytical chemist for 
Froehling and Robertson Testing Laboratory in 
Richmond. She shares an attractive apartment 
with two other girls, and besides her job and 
housekeeping is also busy with sorority alumnae 
activities, her church circle, civilian Defense, and 
political work. . . . Poguey Massie Ellis' husband, 
Buddy, has been called back into the Navy. . . . 
Sallie Robertson Vaughan and her husband, Spence, 
have a new home in Richmond. Sallie is teaching 
biology at R. P. I. . . , Ann Blair Brown and her 
husband are living in Arlington. . . . Jean Carter 
Smith is an x-ray technician at the University 
Hospital in Charlottesville. . . . Elsie Thcmipsov. 
Burger, Robert, and son, Bobby, have a new home 
in Farmville. He has been associated with the 
Doyne Funeral Home for the past seven years. 
. . . Roberta Davis has done secretarial work in 
Richmond since '45. . . . Mary Lib Harvey De 
Mallie is living in Brooklyn while her husband is 
stationed at the navy yard there. . . . Mary Frank- 
lin Woodward Potts and her husband have a new 
home. "Pine Lawn", in Earhamsville. She taught 
for two years and is still substituting at New 
Kent High School. Virginia Lee Abernatky Courter 
visited her recently. She lives in Amelia, "where 
her husband has a dairy farm. On returning from 
Florida, Mary Franklin and Joe visited Jane 
Ruff in House in Louisburg, N. C. . . . Virginia 
Parson was a lovely June bride. She was mar- 
ried to Thomas W. Parson, Jr. They are living in 
their new home in Jarratt, where he has a position 
with the Johns-Man ville Corporation. Vii'ginia 
is teaching in Stony Creek. . . . Alice Boss Wim- 
brow with her son and husband visited relatives 
on the Eastern Shore last summer. They live in 
Mountain View, Calif. . . . Sarah Wood Matthews 
has resigned her position as cataloger at Virginia 
State Library to devote her time to her 3 year 
old daughter, Kathy. . . . Marilyn Johnson is 
living at home and teaching. She is active in 
civic work there. , . . Mary Lib Fuqua spent the 
summer in Europe. . . . Mary Watkiiis Morgan 
and Fred have moved to Natchez. Miss. He is 
associated with the Johns-Manville Corporation 
there. . . . As for me, I'm still teaching the first 
grade in the James River Day School here in New- 
port News. Kemper is associated with the Benson- 
Phillips Company. Our welcome mat (1144-16th 
St. ) is always out for all of you, so do come by 
whenever you're in Newport News. 

CLASS OF 1946 

Class President: Eleanor Bisese (Mrs. Robert John- 
son), 2110i'2 Creecy Ave., Wilmington. N. C. 
Class Secretary: Virginia Treakle (Mrs. E. W. 
Marshburn), Route 2, Annandale, Va. 
I always anticipate the last few weeks in August 
each year, for it is during this time that I send 
cards to the girls in the Class of 1946. The activ- 
ities of our classmates during the days and weeks 
and months and years since 1946, have been varied, 
interesting, and enriching. Frances Lee Stone- 
burner writes that she has been able to play a little 
rolf along with her home responsibilities. The 
four Stoneburners had a vacation in Richmond in 
August. . . . Jane Anderson Clark and her family 
are living in Richmond, where her husband is a 
student at the Union Theological Semina>-y . . . 
Marjorie Vaughan Skidmore and husband had a 
wonderful vacation in Florida last summer. . . . 
Katherine Allen, an ensign in the WAVES, is sta- 

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tioned at Newport, R. I. . . . Page Cook Axson 
writes, ''Needless to say, I am not teaching, for 
Katherine and Pete are full-time responsibilities." 
Mary Anne Loving Arbo, her husband, and daugh- 
ter, Mindy, have moved to Norfolk, where Paul is 
a naval officer. . . . Agnes Stokes Richardson writes 
that "Once again I'm a "tobacco widow' with Irvin 
on the Lake City, S. C, market for six weeks or 
longer. , . . Mike Shiflett Toomer sounds like a real 
farm lady as she writes of raising chickens, churn- 
ing, etc. She is also a teacher in Palmyra 
Schools. . . . Jean Kent Dillon is office manager for 
Wickline Chevrolet Corporation in Rocky Mount. 
She and her husband have recently moved into their 
new six-room ranch-style home. . . Katheryne Tin- 
dall is teaching at Scotts ville High School and 
living at home. . . . Carolyn Bobbitt Jones wrote that 
she had just finished her term as president of the 
Junior Woman's Club of South Hill. . . . Betty 
Adams spent her vacation at Myrtle Beach, S. C, 
last summer. , . , Florence Godwin Robbins, of 
Smithfield. has two little girls, Marie, 5, and Anne 
Webb. 1. Lucille Bell Barnes has two sons ; Rosa Lee 
Bell Sizemore two boys and one little gi 1 ; Rosa Hill 
Yonce, two boys. Rosa lives in Lawrenceville, Kan. 
. . . Becky Norfieet is teaching math lor tUe third 
consecutive year at Buckroe Junior High School ; 
Luverta Joyner Gumkowski writes that her older 
boy started to school in September. . . . Dot Over- 
street DeShazo, her husband, and Dianne. 4, are 
living in Spartansburg, S. C, where Dick is work- 
ing for R. J. Reynolds. 

Lorene Thomas Clarke, Elbert, and Brenda Kay are 
living in Farmville. . . . Margie Pierce Harrison 
writes that she and Chap had a grand vacation at 
Miami Beach. Their daughter, Kendall, is now fif- 
teen months old. They finally got to see "The Com- 
mon Glory" last summer after having been rained 
out several times. . . . Carlotta Norfieet Wick is 
living in Newport, R. I., where Bob's ship, the 
USS Kirkpatrick, is stationed. . . . Evelyn Griz- 
sard Gi'aybeal and Paul have bought a new two- 
story brick house in North Plainfield, N. J. Carolyn 
is now 18^^ months old and talks all the time. . . . 
Nancy Crj'mes, graduate nurse of Southern Baptist 
Hospital, New Orleans, is assistant nurse in the 
Infirmary at Longwood College. . . . Virginia 
Price Perrow has recently been elected president of 
the Roanoke Junior Woman's Club. . . . Dot Cum- 
mings, who started teaching in Rockville. Md., last 
fall, became associated with the Post Elementary 
School in Quantico, on January 1. She is employed 
by Civil Service. A card from Canada during the 
summer assures us that she is not moving again, 
but is just touring the United States and Canada. 
. . . Phyllis Watts Harris is now teachiner physical 
Education in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She writes 
that the children speak English, but when they are 
excited they start into Spanish ! Her present course 
in conversational Spanish is a heln ! . . . G^ace 
Hutckeson Pearce has moved to Louisville. Ky. (The 
Alumnae Office would like to have her street address.) 
. . . Marguerite Reid Leas and her two daughters. 
Mary and Nancy Carol, sailed from Seattle last April 
for Japan, to join her husband Capt. Larry O. Leas. 
. . . Look at the list of births and marriages for 
news of Jane Anderson. Page Cook, Shirlev Cruser, 
Libby Mountcastle, Carlotto Norfieet, and Connie 
OzHn. At the time of this writing I am much aware 
of house plans, building costs etc., as Earl and I 
have just bought a home in Allandale. He is to or- 
ganize and build a new Baptist Church in the Shirley- 
Duke area of Alexandria. We had a wonderful trip 
in the spring to the Southern Baptist Convention in 
Miami and on to Cuba by Pan American Airlines 
for a three-day tour. 

CLASS OF 1947 

Class Presidont: Marpraret E'lftt (Mrs. J. B. Ander- 
son) 210 Withers Road, Wytheville, Va. 
Class Secretary: Rachel Brugh (Mrs. G. B. Holmes) 
Box 1027. Pulaski. Va. 

While passing through the halls of Longwood re- 
cently. I longed to see the familiar faces which I 
saw there some six years ago so that I could talk 
with you and find out all the important events in 
each of your lives. I wish you would write me from 
time to time, for your classmates long to hear from 
you ! ... By now most of you know that our cherished 
class president for four years. "Pete" EUctt has gone 



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and done it ! A little over a year ago she joined the 
ranks of us married ones, but she still holds true to 
our profession of teaching as well. She and John 
Anderson live in nearby Wytheville, and she 
is teaching in the high school there. . . . What 
wouldn't you give to see "Birdie" Sarver appropri- 
ately attired, prancing all over the place, singing 
"By the Sea, the Beautiful Sea" as she did to en- 
tertain us, when we were mere mice at FarmviUe? 
She has recently married Rudolph Hetyer, and they 
are making their home in Richmond. . . . Our musi- 
cal genius. Cab Overby Field, is active in church and 
scout work in Arlington, while her husband practices 
dentistry. We bet her husband is "fit as a fiddle" 
again after a recent illness, for Cab probably made 
music for him all during his sickness. She lives at 
3109 Columbia Pike, Arlington, and she would like 
very much to know the whereabouts of Grace Lloyd 
if any of you can help her. . . . Shirley Didlake Irby 
can be found teaching classes at RPI and John 
Marshall High School in Richmond. She's anxious to 
keep up with her teaching experience in public school 
as well as at home with her two-year old Scott as 
star pupil. Her husband is manager of Pillsbury- 
Ballard Division of Pillsbury Mills, Inc.. and no 
doubt she contributes her stenographic ability there, 
when he gets in an extra rush. . . . Charlotte Thorp 
Hensley is as excited over her new home in Pine- 
hurst, N. C, as we still are over the brand new 
ranch-style rectory that we moved into during April. 
. . . Betty Deuel Cock Elam's husband must be 
mighty fond of women ! Their third daughter forced 
them into adding another bedroom to the house. 
Betty Deuel is a fine manager, for she even found 
time to serve as president of her church guild last 
year, Anne Deuel, Betsy, and Barbara are mighty 
lucky girls, I think ! . . . Kathryn Kennedy Carpen- 
ter thinks it's fine to have a little boy in the family 
since Keith Kennedy arrived in July. . , . Patsy Dale 
and Grace Anderson did graduate work at the Uni- 
versity of Virginia last summer. . . . Alma Crawley 
stopped by to see us recently on her way home from 
Texas. . . . Pat McLear Gannaway reminisces with 
Margaret EUett Anderson occasionally, when Pat 
finds a spare minute away from her boys. 

Would that I could receive more newsy letters 
like that from Nancy Parrish Haydon who took 
time out from her baby son to tell me about so 
many of you. Her twin sister, Bettie Parrish Car- 
neal stays busy working at the Pentagon in addition 
to taking care of four-year old Carolyn. . . . The 
stork made a special trip East for Mart Droste 
Gillum's second girl, Debbie, who was born in 
Richmond. Her husband, Marvin, is still an Air 
Force dentist in California, but he hopes to get 
out of the service by the first of the year, when they 
will go back to their beautiful new home in 
Manassas so that he can resume his dental practice. 
Nancy saw Betty Bibb Ware and Doris Rose Ramsey 
in Richmond at a PanHel Tea held at Thalhimers. 
. . . Lucile Upshur Mapp and John live in Cheriton 
where they have a cottage on the Bay. Lucille, we 
hope you're back up to par again ! . . . Then, too, 
Martha Frances Webb Delano wrote about almost 
everyone except herself! She wrote that Virginia 
Mae Packett Barnes lives at Heathsville with her 
son and daughter. . . . She said that Shirley Ann 
Reaves had a lovely wedding in June. . . . Peggy 
Fink Brown and family lead an exciting and inter- 
esting life in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. I just 
knew that Spanish would pay off some day ! . . . 
Dot Haile Bowery and her family of a son and 
daughter are living in Richmond. Thanks for your 
news, Martha Frances. . . . Lee Palmer Miller, the 
busy mother of three fine children, says she's going 
to take up golf one of these days, when she finds 
time. I can guarantee her that she'll have a top 
"pro" because her husband has just won the Nor- 
folk City Men's Golf Championship for the second 
time. Congratulations, Tick ! . . . Gwen Ackiss 
Thompson wants everyone to know that they have 
a big. bouncing boy, Maynard, III. They call him 
"Chippy" — ^"Chip off the old block," and four-year 
old Leslie is thrilled with her baby brother. . ._ , 
Anna S. Headlee Lambdin was film librarian while 
she did some graduate work at the University of 
Virginia. She is one of the vice-presidents of the 
Lynchburg Alumnae Chapter. . . . Cornelia Cocke 
Smith Goddin is director of playground work at 
Collegiate School, Richmond. . . . Eloise Stancell was 
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Woman's Club after being chosen the outstanding 
member in 1951. In addition to her club work she 
is leader of a Girl Scout troop, chairman of the 
college group for Greensville County Tuberculosis 
Association and assistant librarian of the County 
Library. . . . Leah Waggner as a glamorous Euro- 
pean gambler made her debut last year in "My Fa- 
vorite Spy", co-starring Bob Hope and Hedy La- 
marr. She preferred another part but Hollywood 
said. "No." She is married to a handsome young 
actor. Bill Schallert, and they have a young son 
named Joe. Leah has played such diverse roles as 
the Salvation Army girl in "Major Barbara", the 
physician's wife in "Rain" and the farm hand in 
"Ethan Frome". , , . Patsy Dale told me that there 
were only a dozen of us who were fortunate 
enough to be able to attend our first class reunion. 
However, I feel sure that there were many more 
there in spirit than in bodyl 

How I wish each of you could have strolled 
through Longwood with me. A very attractive young 
lady in the Treasurer's office brought me up to date 
on a few things. Although many on the staff were 
on vacation, it was good to see our beloved Dr. 
Moss whose memory is unsurpassed. I believe he 
remembers every one of his students by name through 
the years. Longwood looks as good as ever, and the 
new buildings are lovely. Each of you would be 
very proud of your Alma Mater, if you could see it. 

CLASS OF 1948 

Class President: Louise Brooks (Mrs. J. W. Howard, 

Jr.), 1107 So. Washington St., Alexandria. Va. 
Class Secretary : Hilda Abernathy, 119 James River 
Drive, Warwick, Va. 

It was ever so nice to get letters and cards with 
news of the class. All of you will be interested to 
know that our class adviser. Miss Mary Dabney, is 
teaching in a college in Texas. Her permanent 
home address, as you know, is 1936 Parkway Drive, 
Lynchburg. From Paces, we hear that Mildred 
Davis Dixon is living the life of a country doctor's 
wife. She has two sons, Steve and Larry. . . . 
Harriette Sutherlin Overstreet has been secretary to 
the Dean of the University of Richmond, but by 
now she and Jess are no doubt in "some small Vir- 
ginia town," as Harriette puts it, where he is prac- 
ticing law. . . . Jean Babb Blackwell still lives in 
Dublin, Ga., where her husband works for an 
aluminum products company. . . . George Ann 
Lewis Hart, Kirby, and Kirby, III, live in Peters- 
burg, where her husband is a pediatrician. . . . 
Joyce Hill Goodloe and "Gee-Gee" Yonce Gates both 
live in Chester and see each other often. . . . Doris 
Ballance Hopkins, her husband, and daughter Har- 
riette are back in Norfolk where he is practicing 
dentistry. . . . "Binkie" Motley Lentz and Stan 
have a new home in Aberdeen, Md. She is teaching 
fourth grade there. . . . Gussie Hargan Taylor and 
son "Skipper" spent the summer in Roanoke, while 
Ben taught in the summer school. They still live in 
Staunton, where Ben teaches at S. M. A. . . . June 
Creger Webb was quite amused, when she read in 
last year's Bulletin that she was minister in one oi 
the Roanoke churches. She hasn't become a preacher, 
but is the "minister of music" in one of the city 
churches ! She continues to teach music at William 
Fleming Senior High. She attended homecoming 
in 1951 and says the Jarman Organ is simply "out of 
this world". . . . Elizabeth Scott Jacobs and her 
husband stopped at Cedarbrook, just outside Farm- 
viUe, on their way to Longwood. They recommend 
the delicious meals served there. . . . "Hoot" Cham- 
bers, or maybe we should say "Nancy" since she is 
assistant to Dean Cleaves, loves being at our Alma 
Mater. . . . Millie McWilliavis Hayes lives in 
Hampton, where Jack is a physicist with N. A. C. A. 
at Langley Field. , . . Betty Boudurant. who is 
also with N. A. C. A., not only loves her work, but 
has fallen in love with the water all about us here 
on the peninsula. 

Ann Homes, who vacationed m Bermuda last 
May. is now secretary at the Medical College of 
Virginia : and Marian Wittkamp is secretary at 
McGuire Veteran's Hospital in Richmond. . . . Betty 
J. Snapv Fawcett, still teaching in Winchester, has 
moved into her new home. . . . Mary Gin Goff 
Rahilly lives in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Her husband 
is an orthopedic surgeon there. . . . Peggy Cabaniss 
Andrews, of Petersburg, is kept busy with daughter 

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Susan, she says. . . . Betty Renn Walton and CofEman 
like farming very much. Besides the usual run-of- 
the-farm animals and fowls, they raise pheasants. 
, . . Frances Fears Williams and George have built 
a home just outside Richmond. Wilda Hunt Leach 
lives near them. Both husbands work for the 
Highway Depaitment. . . . Jean Tolley's wedding 
was almost old home week with Jeane Bentley, 
Martha Jean Leavitt, and Addie Dodd Wilkerson all 
attending. Addie works for the superintendent of 
schools and her husband for Fieldcrest Mills. , . . 
June Pooie returned to Big Spring, Tex., after six 
weeks of summer school. Duiing vacation she and 
several other students from college toured the eastern 
states. . . . Mary Lou Bagley Pickhardt lives at 
Virginia Beach, where "Pic" manages a bakery. . . . 
Evelyn Moore Coleman is at Long wood -secretary in 
the Dean's office. . . . Nancy Hughes Robinson is 
busy deeoiating a new home, she says. . . , Doesn't 
Ruth Stephenson take wonderful vacations ! This past 
summer she traveled through the Great Smoky 
Mountains. . . . *Libba" Jeflreys Hubard has two 
chiidien, "Stebbins" and Elizabeth Gay, ... If 
Nancy Foscue Hamner's hopes have been realized, 
Doug is out of the service and they are back in 
Alexandiia. Nancy wonders if young Bill will ever 
live down the fact that he, a V.M.I, graduate's son, 
was bo.n at West Point I . . . When I last heard from 
Edith Duffy, she was planning a fall wedding. . . . 
Frances Treakle and I ate living together in 
Warwick and teaching together. Among our other 
teache^ s are Elizabeth Ogburn, of McKenney ; Mar- 
tha Anderson Rollins, of Surry ; Lela Bouldin Tom- 
lin, of Hague ; Betty Burchett, of Driver and Jane, 
Cyprus Chapel ; Virginia Bailey, of Franklin ; Ethel 
Harrison Hughes, of Norfolk ; Cathy Hogge and 
Frances Live^ay Mizelle. of Virginia Beach ; Betty 
Minton. of Roanoke ; Anne Motley, of Cherrydale ; 
Martha Stringfield. of St. Stephens Church; Tucker 
Winn, of Fairfax. Some of our teachers attended 
summer school. Among them, Elinor Overby at 
Long wood ; Martha Morrison and Neva Brankley at 
William and Mary. ... Be sure to look at the list 
of marriages for news of the '48-ers ; Florence 
Elan ton. Lela Bouldin, Jean Edgerton. Mary Jane 
King. Dorothy Lynn, Hessie Sharp ; and at the 
list of births for the proud new mothers : Mary Lou, 
Peepsie. Jean Babb, Nancy Foscue, Charlotte, Mary 
Lee Graham. Marian Hahn, Ruby Griffith. Elizabeth 
Jeffreys. Mildred Davis, George Anne, "Gee-Gee". . . . 
And now a last word. All of us who have seen the 
new buildings are very envious, but so happy for 
you who are there to enjoy them. Let's all make 
our plans now to get together in Farmville in 
March for our first class reunion. Let's show them 
that the Class of '48 is ever loyal. And do write 
me all the news. You don't have to wait for a card 
from me. . . . I'll see you in March I 

CLASS OF 1949 

Class President: Violet Ritchie (Mrs. James V. 

Morgan) , 3803 Harvard Road, Richmond. Va. 
Class Secretary: Dorothy Daniel, 303 Somerset 

Ave., Richmond, Va. 
Acting Secretary : Anne East, Chester, Va. 

In the absence of Dot Daniel from Virginia, (she is 
in Colorado with her mother who is quite ill) I am 
pinch-hitting on rather short notice. I'm sorry 
there wasn't time to collect more news, and hope 
we will have more next time. . . . We hope that 
Dot's mother will improve and that Dot will be able 
to return to her teaching job in Richmond in '53. It 
looks as if we'll have some good material for green 
'n whites about 1965 ! . . . Evelyn Patterson Venable 
and Dick have a daughter, Deborah Dent ("Debbie"). 
Dick is in the Navy and they are living in Florida. 
. . . Margaret Wall Irby and John are living in 
Portsmouth since he is out of the Army. They have 
a daughter, Brenda Grace, and Love Bentley Sanford 
and Larry also have a daughter. ... So far only 
a few boy friends have appeared, but we have high 
hopes for morel Patti Page Bibee and Sam of 
Lynchbu'g have a son. Richa'-d Kevin Chumney 
( Key ) keeps Laura Jean and Dick mighty busy in 
Richmond. . . . Mary Frances Hundley Abbitt. her 
husband, and John D., Ill, are happy to be back 
home in Franklin. Her husband, who had been a 
reserve officer in Germany, came home in the fall. 
. . . Mary Neale Garrett, who taught in Richmond 
for a few years, is teaching in King William and 
living at home. . . . Nancy Dickinson Bridgforth 

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has doubly added her share of boys, though not at 
the same time ! Her husband is getting to be quite 
an executive, so we hear, spending some time in 
Europe this summer. Joyce Toivnsend Hogge and 
Bill of Washington, D. C, also, have a second son, 
Robert Townsend. , . . Dolly Anne Freeman Sydnor 
and Jim have a second child, a son, bom in Feb- 
ruary and Nell Foster Young, a son. 

Not all of our class mates have given up teaching ! 
Jane TaylQr James and Nancy Rushing Senn are 
both teaching in Onancock. Jane and Harry (Pinky) 
live in Nassawadox and Nancy and Gladstone in Ex- 
more. Frances Deberry is returning to the profession 
in Richmond. By the way, she shares an apartment 
with Peggy Ann Ames and Nancy Watts. Mary 
Ellen Temple is again teaching in Norfolk ; Maude 
Savage in Salisbury, Md. ; Virginia Hollifield in 
Lynchburg ; and Marjorie Miller Lyle in Richmond. 
Jackie Watson Dudley and Raymond are delighted 
with their new home in Suffolk. Ruthellen Mears 
Taylor and WyUs moved into theirs in Richmond in 
October ; and Ann Owen Boiling and Marvin will 
do the same. Dalila Agostini wrote a most interest- 
ing letter from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, telling of her 
vacation trip to the Vii'gin Islands. This winter 
she is again teaching English in a junior high 
school in Mayaguez. However, her parents are 
moving soon to New York, and she will spend 
summers with them hereafter. Lee Staples Lambert 
and Joel, a naval lieutenant, are living at Virginia 
Beach. Cathryn Caldwell Maxey is a secretary in. 
Richmond while Franklin is attending the Medical 
College of Virginia. . , . Anne Ford Francis had as 
attendants in her wedding on May 3 in Lynchburg, 
Jennie Sue Webb, Virginia Hollifield. Ruthellen 
Mears Taylor, and Nancy Lee Maddox. Anne is 
teaching in Charleston, W. Va., this winter. . . . 
Jennie Sue Webb has bought an English Ford and 
is learning to drive it. She returned to Franklin 
to teach. 

Several marriages took place this summer. Betty 
"Boo" Atkinson and William Ballard were married 
in July. They have an apartment in Suffolk and 
"Boo" highly recommends house-keeping to any of 
us who hasn't tried it yet! Martha Gillum Burr and 
David are busy with pastoral duties in Charlottesville. 
He is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
there. Dorothy Shotwell Strickland and Mary Towles 
Waldrop Faris live in South Boston. Lowell and 
Guy are both active in civic affairs and Dot and 
Mary T. are working. . . . Anne Galloway has been 
married, but I can't find out to whom. How about 
letting us know, Anne? . . . Ginnie Walsh Teass and 
Frank live in Petersburg, where she teaches and he 
coaches in one of the county schools. . . . Jean 
Cake Forbes is still working for Dr. Buckles at the 
First Presbyterian Church, Newport News, but hopes 
to join Dick wherever he is stationed after gradua- 
tion from Naval Officers Candidate School in New- 
port, R. I. . . . Doris Lanier Cocke and June Adams 
Nichols are both teaching this winter. . , . As for 
yours truly, I still prefer secretarial work to 
teaching ! 

CLASS OF 1950 

Class President: Norma Roady, Apt. 221, Phillipe 

Court, Danville, Va. 
Class Secretary : Carol Stoops, 103 South Road, Lind* 

amere, Wilmington, Del. 

Surely members of no other class could lead more 
interesting, active, and adventurous lives than you 
all. I wish you could share with me the many won- 
derful cards, letters, and announcements I have re- 
ceived this year. Many of you are so good about writ- 
ing without waiting for me to ask for news. Lots of us 
went back to Farmville for Circus and May Day last 
year. We had so much fun together and are making 
great plans to keep it up. 

Hilda Edwards, Patsy Ritter, and I spent a weekend 
at Mary Miller's in D.C. last winter. We visited 
Jean Carrello who has completed her nurses' train- 
ing with a B.S.N, and is now working at Childrens' 
Hospital in D.C, and Jacky Eagle who is working 
for the Associated Press there. Hilda is teaching at 
home in Newport News this year. Due to the very 
sudden death of her mother over a year ago, she is 
busy taking over the responsibility for her young 
brothers and sisters. Mary is teaching at St. Ce- 
cilia's Academy, her Alma Mater, and is living at 
home. I spent the week after Easter in Winchester 
visiting Nancye Gillie Shelton '51 and Fran Minter 

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'51 who were teaching with Patsy. Mary and I spent 
nine weeks this past summer as counselors at Camp 
Merryeland on St. George Island, Md. We really had 
a gav time. Bobby Jean Robertson Stables teaches 
in South Hill. David is with VEPCO there. Helen 
Arington spent a month in Florida last summer and 
the remainder of her vacation was spent teaching 
handicrafts and art at a mental hospital in Lynchburg. 
Harriet Ratchford spent Labor Day week-end with 
Anna Nock. Ratch was then planning a two-week 
trip to Bermuda in November. 

Most of our class are still teaching in the same 
places as last year. Page Burnette is a busy Senior 
class sponsor, play director. Glee Club director, and 
librarian at Ivor ; Jean Hogge Shackleford is in charge 
of the school glee club in Portsmouth and is also 
choir director in a local church. Janie Richards Mar- 
kuson is teaching music in Baltimore county ; Norma 
Roady has an apartment with several other young 
teachers. Mary Crowgey is at a new school in Bay- 
side ; Winnie Beard, in Norfolk, as is Mary Lou 
Alphin, who is the Social Studies instructor. Ann 
Kelly is an art consultant for three Richmond schools. 
Mary Eva McBride Cousins is teaching in Richmond 
while her husband is overseas ; Nancy Kibler Smith 
is also in Richmond and Katherine Buck is teaching 
in Portsmouth. Jane Gray is teaching math at James 
Monroe High School in Fredericksburg. Puckett Asher 
is teaching in Warwick ; Barbara Andrews Croft and 
her husband, in Cairo, Ga., Polly Richardson Winfield, 
in Miami, Fla., where Gordon is stationed in the 
Marines. Carrie Ann O'Laughlin who is again teach- 
ing in Miami started work on her masters degree 
last summer at George Peabody Co'Iege in Nashville, 
Tenn. Catherine Johnston is teaching in Crozet. 

Two members of our class are now serving our 
country in uniforms. Lois Stevens, a WAC, is at 
Fort Meyers. Jo Anna Phipps, a WAF, is at Lowry 
Air Force Base in Denver, Colo. Lila Easley has an 
apartment in Norfolk with Katherine Buck and Mary 
Lou Alphin. Lila is employed at the Virginia Truck 
Experimental Station. Nancy Short is also in Nor- 
folk, a Home Demonstration Agent with the Virginia 
Extension Service. Lou Shelor Vaughan's husband 
is studying at Texas A&M. where she is a college 
employee. She often sees Katie Lawrence Graves 
'48, who is living there. June Walsh is modeling in 
New York and "B" Hylton is a Medical Technologist 
at the University of Virginia. Polly Jones, Ann Lucy 
Gwaltney. Ann Foreman Tate, Margie Forrester Ran- 
some, Hope Duke, Doris Conner, and Sara Lee WU- 
kinaon Baldwin were in Farmville for the Virginia 
Home Economics Conference at Longwood last sum- 
mer. Lucy Tyler Thrift and Tucker Winn '48 both 
deserted Crewe High School at the same time. Tucker 
is teaching in Fairfax County, and Lucy Tyler is a 
chemist for the State Department of Agriculture in 
Richmond. 

As for new babies, I have the following to report: 
Lynda Black Washburn and Nancy Bruce Maitland 
have new sons. Betty Lewis Shank Blount, Ruth 
Hathaway Anderson, Gris Boxley Cousins, Ray Phil- 
lips Vaughan, and Ann Booker Womack have little 
girls. Leigh is Shank's second daughter. 

Now for the long list of those who have been 
married in the last year or so. Please check the 
list of marriages for their new names. The follow- 
ing ones came too late to be included : Lelia Mae 
Ferratt Leggett. Jackie Wright Smiley. Jean Ander^ 
son Smith, Evelyne Rippon Ayres, Dot Doutt Minchew, 
Margie Forrester Ransome, Jean Oliver Heywood, and 
Joyce Webb Bergman. Margie Boswick Michaels and 
Billy have a new home in Newport News. Laura 
Buchanan Hayes is secretary for a coal company in 
Bartley, W. Va. where her mining engineer husband 
is employed. Margaret Beasley Scott is teaching in 
Marion, while her Ben is with the 1st Calvary Band 
in Japan. Dot Dodd Jackson is in Leaksville, N. 0. 
Alice "Corky" Corvin had a wonderful trip to Mex- 
ico City, Acopulco, etc. last summer. Jane Gray. 
Betty Miner, K. Buck, and Mary Lou Alphin took a 
trip through the New England states last summer. 
Hank Hardin Luck is living in California, where 
David is stationed. Kitty Carmichael. Ray, and little 
"Mike" have built a new home in Charlottesville. Dot 
Wood Baldwin's husband, Pete, is minister at two 
Baptist churches in McKenney. Pete is at Southeast 
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December, 1952 



completing his seminary work. Troxie Harding went 
to Kentucky on vacation and saw Eleanor Withrow 
Cleek, whose husband is in service and stationed in 
South America. June Banks Evans and Blackwell, 
Jr., have temporarily left their home in Sandston to 
join Blackwell who is in New York. Charlotte "Got" 
Newell PhiUips and Ernie are building a six-room 
ranch house in Hampton — themselves ! ! ! "Oof* is 
working as a computer at N.A.C.A. Betty Ferguson 
Galalee and Bill have a little house in Seaford, Del- 
aware. Annette Jones Birdsong has a daughter, Cor- 
rine Virginia, and a new home in Suffolk. 

Jean Otis Loving Hart and Garrett are living in 
Louisa. Louise Turner Cundiff is the Botetourt Coun- 
ty Home Demonstration Agent and Bobby is assistant 
cashier in the First National Bank of TroutviDe. 
Anne Langhein and Mac, who received his Ph.D. from 
the U. Va., are living and teaching in Louisiana. 
Doris Old Davis and her husband have bought a home 
just outside of Farmville, and Doris is still teaching 
at J ohn Randolph. Sara Lee, Nancv Short, Dot 
Carter Angle, and Louise Turner Cundiff attended 
a course for Extension Leaders at V.P.I, in September. 
Tootie Buck Muse and Lee are living in Drexel HiU. 
Penna. Ann Nichols Wesler's husband received his 
Masters degree from M.I.T. and is now at the Uni- 
versity of Rochester working on an Optics degree. 
Ann is working as executive-secretary to the Super- 
visor of Nurses at Strong Memorial Hospital in 
Rochester. Virginia Reid Lee and George have a 
jewlery store on Main Street in Emporia. Shirley 
Hillstead Lorraine and Kemper have another little 
girl, Elizabeth. Mary Lou Woodward had a nice 
trip to Florida last summer. Bless her heart, that 
sweet Nomeka Bryant Sours of "Mocking Bird Is 
Singing In The Lilac Bush** fame has really been 
wonderful about sending me news this year. All 
sorts of letters have flown back and forth, via carrier 
pigeon, and one evening she even called me from 
Roanoke, all in the interest of the Class of '50. She 
and Bill are living in Roanoke where they have just 
bought a new home and a new Packard. Nomeka is 
a volunteer Red Cross Nurses Aid. Koiner Baker El- 
lett and husband. Ab, have moved back to Roanoke, 
where he is practicing law and Koiner is holding 
a Civil Service position. Marie Chewning Hancock 
had a little boy in August, Frank. Jr. 

It's back to the books for Louise Redd and Bev- 
erly Smethie. Louise received a scholarship to Chapel 
Hill, where she is currently continuing her studies. 
Beverly is studying at Columbia University. Connie 
Cook Dixon, her doctor husband, and young son are 
living in Roanoke. Judy Dailey Thornton has a little 
boy born this past summer. Betty Miles and Maria 
Reed Veitenheimer are working together in Roanoke 
for Frigidaire Sales Corporation. Shorty Long Eddy 
and Tip are living in Fredericksburg and are the 
proud parents of a son born last summer. Shirley 
Trout Quinn is active in the Roanoke Junior Woman's 
Club. Peggy Smith of "Tacky Alley" and "IT" fame 
is employed by the State of Virginia in Richmond, 
Bobbie Davis Adams, her husband, Jimmy, and little 
son are living in Charlottesville, where Jimmy at- 
tends U. Va. From what I hear Dale Jones GofRgan 
is living on a lovely farm in Cape Charles. Peggy 
West Streat and her husband have a new home in 
Richmond. Barbara Watkins is working for a Rich- 
mond doctor. Claudia Smith Gamage has two chil- 
dren. I've heard that Polly Reeves is married and 
living in Richmond. 

I am sorry to report the sad news of the death 
of our good friend and classmate, Jean Baiter Eure, 
on June 10, 1952. Chuck and their son, Charles III, 
continue to live in Newport News. You will be dis- 
tressed to hear too that Martha Evana was seriously 
injured in an automobile accident in Canada a few 
months ago. 

I am teaching first grade in Wilmington, and really 
do love it. Two Longwood girls Helen Fones Alford 
and Mary Evelyn Miles *49 are also in Wilmington 
now. . . . Well, little bird friends, that's it for an- 
other year. Keep on writing to me and don't always 
wait for me to write first. Everything you do will be 
news to the rest of us. Hope to see you all on May 
Day. The class of '50 has really been coming back 
in big numbers on big occasions and I hope we can 
keep it up. In just two more years we'll be having 
our first big reunion on Founders Day. 

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CLASS OF 1952 

Class President: Peggy Harris, Broad Creek Junior 

High, Norfolk, Va. 
Class Secretary : Jean Ridenour ( Mrs, Charles Ap- 
pich, Jr.). 19 West Lock Lane, Richmond, Va. 
It was September again and instead of returning 
to our dear Longwood College, the class of '52 was 
facing the cold, cold world, but not all alone, for 
many an alumna has a loving spouse by her side, 
and others have gone into apartment life with close 
friends. There is Betty Borkey, teaching at Hermi- 
tage High School and living in Richmond with Ma- 
rian Beckner and Mary Jo Smith, who are teaching 
at Highland Springs High School. Incidentally, 
Hermitage heard of the famed 1952 edition of the 
Virginia7i and employed Scotty as their annual 
literary advisor. Also in Richmond are Mary 
Crawford at Forest View School ; Mildred Blessing 
at Highland Springs ; Margaret Thomas at Maury 
School and Ginny McLean Pharr, at Hermitage. Our 
straight "A" student, Pat Tuggle, has spurned the 
teachi ng p rof ession and is working for Miller and 
Rhoads. 

Virginia Beach and Norfolk have attracted quite 
a few of the gang. Virginia Beach has called B. 
B. Willson, May Henry Sadler, Sarah Graham, 
"Cookie" Cook, and Shirley Livesay. I hear they 
have quite an apartment. Ina Jane Allen. B. B. 
Hancock, and Pat Lee are teaching in Norfolk. It 
was rumored that our famous President Miz Harris 
was scouting the want ads for a teaching job all 
summer. She finally landed a terrific one at Broad 
Creek Junior High in Norfolk, She has been having 
a big time, with quick trips to Edith Kennon's abode 
near Virginia Beach. Catherine Toxey, the lucky 
girl, received a diamond in June, and is teaching in 
Norfolk. 

The Class of '52 cannot be separated. There I was 
2,000 miles away in El Paso, Texas, when I ran 
into Joan "Prich" Mathews and her Bobby. Prich 
has been teaching art to Mexican high school boys 
and girls. Small world ! At least that's what 
Jennie Edwards believed when she joined her hus- 
band to teach in San Diego, Calif. Then there is 
our versatile Maria Jackson who sailed for France 
September 23 on the glorious Queen Mary. Lucky 
girl ! All of our hopes and best wishes have been 
with her as she has studied, but how could she miss 
with the class behind her ! Lucy Jane Morton is 
another who has gone into graduate work. She 
studied under Cameron Burnside at the well-known 
art colony last summer and will continue her study 
during the coming year at the American University, 
Washington, D. C. Lucy Jane had a "one man" 
exhibit of Oil Sketches of Rockport, Mass. Local 
Color at Longwood College last year. Marian Beckner 
was really struck with brains last summer as she 
pulled and A and B on two graduate courses in 
Biology at Mountain Lake Biological Station, 

Latest flash from the Co-eds — Harold T. Griffin was 
awarded a twenty-five dollar prize by the Ameri- 
can Safety Razor Corporation for haviing submitted 
the best copy, illustration and suggestions for ad- 
vertising media, in a recent contest sponsored by 
the manufacturers. Uncle Sam appeared to have 
much influence on Harold Hutter who was com- 
missioned in the Marine Corps in July. Bill Overbey 
made his plans with the Army in August, and Madi- 
son McClintic spent the fall at a school at Fort 
Benning, Ga., for the National Guard. 

Now for a little summer chit-chat. After having 
completed a successful summer teaching in the 
training school in Farmville, Ethel Straw visited 
Margaret Thomas in Richmond for a gay week "with 
Mary Crawford. They journeyed to the famed Eastern 
Shore to see Nancy West and Hettie Rai Barnes who 
were with us through their sophomore year. There 
was another celebration on the shore when our 
pretty May Queen, Frances Turner, married John 
Widgen. Then there are Frannie Stringfellow. Sue 
Nelson, and Norma Gladding Godwin, who just had 
to teach on their beloved Eastern Shore. Inciden- 
tally Sue was Norma's maid of honor. Wedding bells 
chimed for many lucky girls (see list of marriages 
in back) and everywhere '52 members gathered to 
wish them luck. Anne Oakley made a lovely bride 
while Tommy, it is said, was rather nervous. Connie 
Blankenship, Novella Goode, who plans her wedding 
when Frazier returns from Germany in September. 
Lucy J. Perkinson, Millie Bright, Shirley Duncan, 



and Jo Price were there to see that it was carried 
off properly. Laura Lee Fritz took off to teach in 
Baltimore County, Md., as Mrs. Charles A. Whit- 
more. Also in Maryland is Betty Barnes Lampert 
experimenting with the role of a homemaker for 
Ralph, who is in the Army stationed at Aberdeen. 
Dot Cassada was one of Betty's bridesmaids. August 
brought Peggy Harris, Betty Campbell, Maxine 
Watts, and Frances Ramsey together for Mary 
Frances Spurlock and Bobby Taylor's wedding. 
Cindy Mims married Larry L. Lambeth with Edith 
Kennon as maid of honor. Cindy is also working 
for the Prince William County Department of Public 
Welfare in Manassas. We are happy to say that 
Gladys Savedge Baker was reunited with her Army 
husband in September, and Virginia Woody took 
the vows with E. B. Wright and is teaching at 
Boydton school. Sara Lu Bradshaw is happily mar- 
ried to Al ; Lee Wood, Marty Miller, and Sara Cregar 
were in her bridal party. Four of the girls who were 
married at the end of their sophomore year are now 
proud mammas. They are Cathy Bunch Barlow, 
Jane Kellogg George, Jan Peebles Host, and Audrey 
Pettit Mesmer. 

Virginia Manvell and Lois Ash are now the proud 
owners of that phenomenon, an automobile. Virginia 
is teaching in Arlington County with Lee Wood and 
Nancy Walthall near by in Arlington. Lois is com- 
muting daily to Warwick High School where she and 
Jo Ann Yow are teaching business education. 
Norma Saunders has been teaching in Burkeville. 
Bobbie Page is employed as Manager of Service 
Club No. 2 at Camp Pickett. "Those two just could 
not get away from Southside Virginia. Eugenia 
Moore has been appointed teenage director in the 
Lynchburg Y.W.C.A. The Camp Swatonah crew, 
"Pete" Peters, Bootie Poarch, Maria Jackson, Pat 
Tuggle, and B. B. Wilson have chalked up another 
summer of excitement in N. Y. The City has not 
been the same since their visit. Bootie has been 
teaching in a private school in Washington, D. C, 
and Pete signed with Marion Junior College. 

Bunnie Ricks, our famous artist, has taken a job 
with an auto insurance company in Charlottesville, 
She. Lucyle Humphries, Ann Harding, and Connie 
Rice enjoyed many gay wekends last summer in 
Lucyle's new car. Southwest Virginia, always a 
popular section, has attracted Frances Thomas to 
teach in a junior high in Roanoke, while a little 
farther west Mary Brame is teaching in Christians- 
burg in the day-time and catching up on her 
"homework" — Ed Trotter — at night. Bedford claims 
Mickey Gamett as assistant Home Demonstra- 
tion Agent and Alberta Hawley is teaching math and 
chemistry at Stewartsville High School, Danville has 
proven to be the most thickly populated section for 
the class of '52. The list of teachers is as follows : 
Flora Ballowe, Connie Blankenship, Johnnie Cline, 
who spent the summer as a swimming and dra- 
matics counselor at a Camp Fire Girls Camp, and 
Nell Dalton. The latter two are teaching Physical 
Education — imagine ! Also in Danville are Branchy 
Fristoe, Lucy Jane Perkinson, and Stokes Overbey, 
who acted as waitress with Cookie and Mae Henry 
Sadler at Craig Healing Springs resort all summer. 
Maxin Watts found Betty Campbell such a hard 
working roommate at Longwood that she decided to 
have an apartment with Betty in Danville. Vera 
Bryant wrote that she had no new name, knew no 
news, and was just playing. Anyone know where 
she is teachinj? Jo Zitta has gone home to Peters- 
burg to teach, Marty Miller is teaching in Lexing- 
ton and visiting Phil Masom on weekends, Margie 
Hood and Sadie Cregar have taken up an apart- 
ment in Covington. They are dreaming of Gil 
Larus and Tommy Applewhite respectively ; inci- 
dentally both are pinned. Jackie Jardine. former 
President of the class our Fresh and Soph years, may 
have left Longwood to attend other schools, but she 
came back to Farmville to pick Bo Wall as her 
husband to be. Lunell Clements, a graduate nurse, 
recently joined the staff of the Southside Community 
Hospital in Farmville. Dolores Hoback is on the 
faculty of the Martinsville City High School, but 
she has a bigger attraction in Rice — must be Bob 
Bradshaw. One of the biggest celebrations of all 
took place in Roanoke when Connie Rice. Mary 
Moore Karr. and Joyce Clirtgenpeel Alman really 
hepped up the wedding of our Ann "Moe" Moseley 
and Tom Akers. Hoey and Frances Thomas were 



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bridesmaids ; and even Jean Ridcnour Appich and 
Charlie rejoiced and wished them happiness. Yours 
truly will be teaching in Richmond while waiting for 
Charlie to return from overseas, also making flying 
trips to Longwood on weekends. The response to 



the cards, all the way to Texas, was grand, and 
I hope we can get some news from the others next 
year. It was great fun seeing familiar faces at 
Circus and many are planning to return to May 
Day *'53". Why don't you? 



^Uumncui in ihsi Ohxsmi 



Not long after a request from the Alumnae Office 
for the picture on page 24, Mary Finch, '22 and Fumi 
Wakayame Tajima '40 had a day together and had 
this snapshot taken of Mary, Fumi, and Fumi's two 
little girls, Kazaho and Alko. 

We wish that other alumnae now in Japan might 
have been with them that day : Bernice Copley '40, 
service club recreational leader in the Northern 
Command, U. S. Army, near Sendai ; Hope Frank 
'48, also in recreational work with army personnel 
in Yokohama ; Miriam Hanvey Smith '42 who has re- 
cently joined her husband. Major Smith in Tokyo ; 
Winifred Wright Heron '43, also in Tokyo, where her 
husband is librarian in the American Embassy ; 
Elizabeth Townsend Tasker *42, whose husband is 
stationed in the same city ; Juliet Jones '28 who has 
held an important assignment in Tokyo for nearly 
a decade ; Marguerite Reid Leas '48 who with her 
two small daughters is in Tokyo where her husband 
Capt. Leas is stationed ; Ella Banks Weathers Boyle 
and her husband who are missionaries in Japan from 
the Presbyterian Church ; and many others, no 
doubt, whose addresses we do not have. 

AH these are strong links in the chain that binds 
Longwood and Japan together. This is true especially 
of Mary Finch who first went out to this lovely land 
a quarter of a century ago, and of Fumi. who, born 
in Japan, brought with her to our college, not only 
her own innate fine qualities, but also something of 
the spirit of her great teacher, Michi Kawai. 

Mary's first assignment, as a missionary from the 
Methodist Church, was in the Hiroshima Girls 
School, where she taught as long as Christian 
workers were allowed to stay in the East, As soon 
after the war as it was possible for her to return, 
Mary was hack in Japan, this time at Fukuoka. She 
has been teaching in Fukuoka Girls School ever 
since until this year. Her years in this school have 
been rewarding years, we know. She wrote of the 
March Commencement: "No flowers, no white 
dresses, etc., but a meaningful occasion for our 190 
seniors nevertheless". She is now back at Hiroshima 
— in the new city and the new school, which phoenix- 
like has risen from its ashes in the freshness of a 
new youth ready to live through another cycle of 
inspiring work. 

When Mary wrote, Fumi and her daughters were 
at the foot of beautiful Mount Fuji with old friends, 
helping in a summer camp. "Fumi is a very busy 
young woman. She teaches English, keeps house for 
four, acts as interpreter for an American college 
professor, and helps her husband, a minister, with 
his full church program !" Mary's letter closed : 
"As Fumi and I talked of all of you the day we 
were together, we sent our love across the waves to 
you". Surely we at Longwood are richer for their 
love. 

While we have no representatives on the mainland 
of present-day China, we do have alumnae in the 
near-by countries. There are three who have given 
years of service as missionaries from the Baptist 
Church. Margaret Ping Jung '37. born in China and 
educated in Virginia, taught for more than a decade 
in Pooi to Baptist Girls School in Canton. In 1952. 
Pooi School was moved to Hongkong, and Margaret 
continues her teaching in that city. She writes of 
her pleasure in finding the Alumnae Bulletin await- 
ing her when she arrived in Hong Kong. "It does 
my heart good to read the news of my college, former 
classmates, teachers, and other friends". 

Frances Hudgins '41 worked in Leung Kwong 
Hospital until 1948 ; she is now at Chualongkorn 
University in Bangkok. Ann SnydeT Pettit '44 and 



December, 1952 



her missionary husband began their work in Peiping 
and continued there until 1949. They and their 
three children are back now, in Formosa this time, 
with the people and the work they love. There are 
doubtless many other alumnae at present in the 
Philippines, in Okinawa, and in Formosa, as teach- 
ers, government workers, members of the armed 
services, and wives of soldier husbands. 

A roll-call of these with letters giving an account 
of their activities and contacts would make interest- 
ing reading. One such letter from Frances Harnner 
WeinZettal '29 tells of how she went out as a 
"dependent" when her husband was Chief of Intelli- 
gence, 13th Air Force, in the Philippines. She 
was soon "drafted" to take over the schools in 
Luzon and had a wonderful time doing it. she says. 
In 1950, the first senior class was graduated from 
an accredited American school there. 

The above partial list of our girls living in the 
Orient is indicative of Longwood's tie with the 
East. These, however, are but links in a chain that 
has been strengthened through the years. Some of 
our alumnae were born in China and Japan ; some 
have received a part of their education in these 
lands of the dawn ; and many, many have lived and 
loved and worked there, and some have died and 
been buried there. From the days when Frances 
Graham, Hutcheson '13 and Sophie Peck Graham '16 
were born in China ; from the days when Laura 
Anderson Moss '26 spent a year of her childhood 
there, sending home vivid accounts of her impres- 
sions in a series of letters to her grandmother — 
from those days to this good day, Longwood has 
been close to China. 

There during World War I we felt we had a 
personal representative in Miss Leola Wheeler's 
Y.W.C-A. work. She came back to us. sharing with us 
richly her love of China and the Chinese people. It 
was soon afterward that Florence Boston Decker '13 
and her husband went to the Shanghai area. Dr. 
Decker, so Sherwood Eddy wrote, did a noble work 
during the decade they were in China treating more 
than 10.000 patients a year in his little hospital sit- 
uated in the midst of a great cotton mill district. 
All of us who have read Florence's beautiful and 
moving book, hito the East, the story of their early 
years in that country (in the (20's) have been en- 
abled to see into "the inner chamber of the real 
Chinese heart". 

Louise Garrett Graham '19 and her missionary 
husband. James, spent nearly twenty years in 
Yencheng, Ku, during this same period. A little 
later Nellie Putney '30 gave her life to the Baptist 
Mission in Shinchow ; she died and was buried in 
South China in 1937. Margaret Jung, as we have 
seen, took up the torch the year Nellie laid it down. 
There have been others who have carried the Farm- 
ville spirit to the Orient, and some who have 
brought or sent back to us something of the color. 
beauty, wonder, that are to be found there. 

These are: in Hong Kong Julia Whaley Powell 
'30. Martha Ann Laing Pearson '31, Ann Buck Jacobs 
'49 ; in Shanghai, Louise Harry Howell '35. in an 
UNRRA assignment: in Japan. Polly Bell Staklo, 
Margaret Hubbard Seeley '29, Gretchen Mayo Straet- 
ten '27 ; in India, Mary Rives Richardaov Lancaster 
*25 ; in Okinawa, Margaret Wilson '47 : in the 
Philippines. Esther Haskins Bowen '35. Virginia 
Hooke '36, Frances Rucker '27. 

Surely an impressive roster is this, showing how 
mistaken Kipling was when he said. 

East is East and West is West 

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And never the twain shall meet. 
Truly the twain have met, and they will continue 



to meet in friendship as long as Longwood is a part 
of the West. 



Si/dJu 



Gwen Ackiss Thompson, a son, Maynard, III. 

Carolyn Akers McBride, a son, John L.. III. 

Jane Andersmi Clark, a son, William Sidney. 

Martha Anderson Gwaltney, a daughter. Anne Scott. 

Jean Babb Black well, a son, Barry, III. 

Mary Lou Bagley Pickhardt, a son, Joseph Bagley, 

Louise Bailey Glenn, a son. 

Margaret Barksdale Woltz, a son, Benjamin Arthur. 

Geraldine Beckner Hennerberry, a son. 

Rosa Lee Bell Sizemore, a daughter, Alice Bell. 

Kleanor Blsese Johnson, a daughter, Carol Ann. 

Betty Black well Nof singer, a daughter, Grace. 

Marguerite Blackwell Seely, a daughter, Kameron. 

Edna Bolick Dabney, a daughter. 

Catherine Bondurant Carpenter, a daughter, 

Catherine Hearn. 
Nell Bosxvell Hartman, a son. 

Virginia Bowie Brooks, a son, Gordon Tyler, III. 
Louise Brooks Howard, a son, John W.. III. 
Josephine Brum field Shelley, a son, Herbert H., Jr. 
Mary St. Clair Bugg Holland, a son, James Elara, Jr. 
Hazel Burbank • Thomas, a son, Grover E. 
Lucille Cheatham Moseley, a son. 
Dorothy Childress Hill, a son, Douglas MacDonald. 
Audrey Clements Lawrence, a daughter, Lottie Jester. 
Betty D. Cock Elam, a daughter, Barbara Brooke. 
Laura Jean Conner jord Chumney, a son. Richard 

Kevin. 
Maxine Compton Fuller, a daughter, Shirley Jo. 
Page Cook Axson. a daughter, Katherine Moseley. 
Mildred Corvin Lingerfelt. a son, David Lee. 
Martha Cottrell Harwood, a daughter. Martha 

Christian. 
Shirley Cruser White, a son, Morgan, Jr. 
Cornelia Davidson Kraft, twins, a boy and a girl. 
Alice Davis Johnson, a son. Randolph Thomas, Jr. 
Lucy Davis Gun, a son, James Randolph. 
Mildred DaviJi Dixon, a son, Larry Burton. 
Virginia Dajvley Capron, a son, John Kenneth. 
Annie Dcnit Darst, a daughter, Harriett Anne. 
Mary Diehl Doering, a daughter, Mary. 
Elsie Mae Dollins Benz. a eon. William Henry. 
Margaret Dowdy Locklair, a son, Terry Neil. 
Martha Droste Gillum, a daughter, Debbie. 
Sue Dunlap Blake, a son. 
Vera Ebcl Elmore, a son, John Howard. 
Anne KUett Hardy, twins, George Oliver. IV and 

Amelia Meredith. 
Ann Engart Heller, a son. 
Dearing Fauntlcroy Johnston, a daughter. Mary 

Ladd. 
Eleanor Feagans Curd, a son. Lewis, Jr. 
Alice Feitig Kelly, a son, Leslie Adam. 
Texie Bell Felts Miller, a son, Scotty. 
Peggy Fink Brown, a son, Richard Wallace. 
Virginia Firesheets Dupriest, a daughter, Anne 

Preston. 
Nancy Foscue Hamner, a son, William. 
Leddie Foster Mcintosh, a daughter. Susan Lee. 
Nell Foster Young, a son, Walter Howard, III. 
Dolly Anne Freeman Sydnor, a son. 
Elizabeth Gates Hill, a son. Jesse Carl. 
Mary Lee Graham Page, a daughter, Frances Lu- 
cille. 
Delia Gregory Hall, a son. 
Ruby Griffith Sentman, a son. John David. 
Charlotte Grizzard Dimmig. a daughter. Dianne 

Mathews. 
Caroline Givaltmey Jones, a son. 
Mildred Habel Inge, a daughter. 
Marian Hahn Sledd. a son, Williarti Wright, 
Lauriston Hardin Clarkson, a son. 
Helen Wiley Hardy Wheat, a son, James Clifton, 

III. 
Sue Harper Schumann, a son. 
Bie HarTiso7t B'-owder, a daughter. 
Gene Harrisov Knoop, a daughter. Martha Lee. 

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Augusta Himes Snyder, twin sons. 
Annie W. Holden McKean, a son. Street C. C, Jr. 
Mary Frances Hundley Abbitt, a son, John David, III. 
Jane Lee Hutcheson Hanbury, a son, Fred Hutche- 

son. 
Margaret James Watson, a son. 
Cornelia Jeffress Russell, a daughter, Carol. 
Elizabeth Jeffreys Hubard, a daughter. Elizabeth 

Gay. 
Sara Jeffreys Gilliam, a daughter, Sallie. 
Beth Johnson Wright, a son. 
Betty Jones La Bonte, twin daughters. Betty Lynn 

and Vicki Ann. 
Martha Jane Jones Andrews, a daughter, Martha 

Carroll. 
Pauline Jones Walker, a daughter, Ann Noel. 
Luverta Joyner Gumkowski, a sen, Ronald Peter. 
Rachel Joyner Taylor, a son, Michael Paul. 
Marie Kelly Short, a son, O. V., III. 
Kathryn Kennedy Carpenter, a son, Keith Kennedy. 
Barbara Kester Reed, twin girls, Anne Henry and 

June Marie. 
Patsy Kim.brough Pettus, a son. Hunter Reginald, 

III. 
Ruth Lacy Smith, a son. Carter Wayne. 
George Anne Lewis Hart, a son, Kirby, III. 
Lucille Lewis Armstrong, a son. Thomas W., III. 
Kitty Magann Longs worth, a son, Jonathan Eric. 
Elizabeth Mast Halstead, a daughter, Shirley Marie. 
Ruth Montgomery Peters, a son, James Worthington. 
Elibabeth Mountcastle Lyle, a daughter, Mary Mar- 
tin. 
Audrey Newman Clement, a daughter, Rhonda New- 
man. 
Geraldine Newman Sandidge, a daughter, MariUni 

Lelia. 
Fay Nimmo Webb, a son. 
Hazel Ott Heltzel, a son. 
Patti Page Bibee, a son. 

Lee Palmer Miller, a daughter, Elizabeth Palmer. 
Elizabeth Ann Parker Stokes, a daughter. Cynthia 

Ann. 
Nancy Parrish Haydon, a son, Richard Challice. III. 
Kitty Patrick Cassidy, twins. 
Marian Peake Slate, a daughter, Marshall Antoni- 

nette. 
Audrey Pettit Mesmei*, a daughter, Judith Randolph. 
Paulette Pifer Ashburn, a daughter, Lillian Paulette. 
Frances Pope Tillar, a daughter. 

Fannie Mae Putney Boykin, a daughter, Betty Lynn. 
Betty Reed Paradis. a daughter, Nancy. 
Lois Rhodes Ballagh, a son, Robert Hamilton. Jr. 
Cholena Richards Brooks, a son, Thomas Richards. 
Sarah RoiveU Johnson, a son. Turner Collier, Jr. 
Nan Seward Brown, a son. 
Christine Shiflet Maxey, a son, Gary Wayne. 
Betty Clay Shinholser Mai'tin, a daugthter. Sharon 

Sue. 
Dorothy Sue Simm.ons Kessler, a son, Harry, III. 
Estelle Smith Shaw, a son. Paul Hardy. 
Virginia Smith Daniel, a daughter, Nancy Winston, 
Ann Snyder Pettit, a daughter, Carol Ann. 
Jean Steel Armistead, a son, Howard Steel. 
Olivia Stephenson Lennon, a daughter. Eleanor Celia. 
Agnes Stokes Richardson, a son. Irvin Raine, Jr. 
Margaret Stratton Cor.way, a son. Peter, 
Georgie Stringfellow Hortenstine, a son. 
Lorene Thomas Clark, a daughter, Brenda Kay. 
Joyce Townsend Hoge, a son. Robert Townsend. 
Anne Trotter Feriozi. a daughter, Sue Fletcher. 
Shirley Turner Van Landingham. a son, Kevan. 
Marie Utt Psaki, a son. J. Luther. 
Edith Vassar Gentry, a daughter. Barbara Wayne. 
Margaret Wall Irby. a daughter, Brenda Grace. 
Mary Stuart Wamsley Hinson. a daughter. Bettie 

Jean. 
Jean Webb Shield, a son. 

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Martha Wells Hardy, a daughter, Martha Lindsey. 
Eloise Williams Draine, a daughter, Ann Walker. 
Marjorie Woods Akers, a daughter, Lillian McDonald. 



Margaret Wright Moore, a son. 

Jacquelin Yates Cowles. a daughter, Susan Malinda. 

Virginia Yonce Gates, a son, William Mayo. 



WjoUudaqsiA 



Sarah Elizabeth Albright '44 ; Mrs. Frederick Milton 

Tredway, Richmond. Va. 
Ann Elizabeth Allen* '50 ; Mrs. Robert Earl Smith. 
A. Olivia Andrews* '38 ; Mrs. James M. Hurt, 

Farmville, Va. 
Barbara Lee Andrews '50 ; Mrs. Allen R. Croft, 

Cairo, Ga. 
Betty Feild Atkinson '49; Mrs. WiUiam Bonner 

Ballard, Suffolk, Va. 
Eula Katherine Ayres '49 ; Mrs. Thomas L. Darnell, 

Alexandria, Va. 
Anita Belle Bagley* '54 ; Mrs. Bernard Preston Cook. 
Georgia Louise Bailey '51 ; Mrs. William Albert 

Mason. 
Betty Caroline Barnes '52 ; Mrs. Ralph Godwin 

Lampert. 
Vera Frances Baron '42; Mrs. Brent Remsburg, 

South Boston, Va. 
Grace Elien Booker* '53 ; Mrs. Brad Barr. Washing- 
ton. D. C. 
Kathryn Douglas Beale *50 ; Mrs. Percy Earl Barca- 

low, Jr. 
Mary Elizabeth Bennett* '54: Mrs. John Mills Barks- 
dale, Boston, Mass. 
Frances Cauthom Blanton '48 ; Mrs. Carroll Gordon, 

Santa Cruz, South America. 
Margaret Elizabeth Bock '31; Mrs. George Linwood 

Mitchell, Crozier, Va. 
Marjorie M. Boswick '50 ; Mrs. William Herbert 

Michael. Jr.. Hilton Village, Va. 
Leia Evelyn Bouldin '48 ; Mrs. Charles Tomlin, Jr. 
Sarah Lucille Bradshaw '52 : Mrs. Alan J. Chenery, 

Jr.. Farmville. Va. 
Sally Beth Brickman* '52; Mrs. Grady P. Gregory, 

Jr. 
Betty Jane Brockwav '49 ; Mrs. Samuel Rea Low, Jr., 

1712 Grandin Rd.. Roanoke, Va. 
Barbara Lee Brown '46 : Mrs. Paul Savage Williams, 

Jr.. Hackensack, N, J. 
Nathalie Bryant* '53 ; Mrs. Burniffe Beach Hall. 411 

Walnut Ave.. S. W., Roanoke, Va. 
Laura S. Buchanan '50; Mrs. George Fulton Hayes, 

Bartley. W. Va. 
Margaret Ann Buck A'49 : Mrs. Emmett Smith 

Jacobs. 
Mary Stewart Buford '47 ; Mrs. Robert Campbell 

Peery. Richmond. Va. 
Ann McGuire Burnett '51 ; Mrs. Maurice Bowman 

Younger, Jr. 
Do-is Marye Carter *50 ; Mrs. Reuben Wesley Angle, 

Rocky Mount. Va. 
Frances Elizabeth Collie* '50 ; Mrs. Alvin Quarles 

Jarrett. 
Margie Lee Culley '44 ; Mrs. Robert J- Wygal. 
Mrs. Jane Danby Eddins* '46 ; Mrs. David Crute, 

Farmville, Va. 
Audrey Lee Davis '47 : Mrs. Roy Cleafe Carr. Hol- 
land, Va. 
Agnes Elizabeth Dingledine* '51 ; Mrs. Norrig Cham- 
berlain, Warrenton, Va. 
Dorothy Ann Dodd '50 ; Mrs. Arthur Lee Jackson. 

Leakesville. N. C. 
Sarah Elizabeth Droste A'50 ; Mrs. James Knight 

Brown, Washington, D. C. 
Winifred Lee Dunnavant A'54 ; Mrs. Ronald Dew, 

Atlanta. Ga. 
Dorcas Dawn Eastridge* '55 ; Mrs. Jimmie Reece 

Stout. 
Jean Dawson Edgerton '48 ; Mrs. George Holden 

Winch, Haddonfield. N. J. 
Lucy Ann Edmunds '50 ; Mrs. Thomas Tinsley Train- 
ham, Jr., Zuni, Va. 
Emma Frances Elam '43 ; Mrs. Emory CoIe« Wil- 

kerson, Petersburg, Va. 

December. 1952 



Frances Chastine Epps* '51 ; Mrs. Lewis Caivin 

Beard. 
Jeanne Livingston Fai-mer '51 ; Mrs. Charles Elkin 

Agee. 
Lena Evelyn Farrier '51 ; Mrs. Walton F. Mitchell. 

Jr. 
Anne Howard Ford '49 ; Mrs. Robert Alfred Francis, 

Charleston, W. Va. 
Nancy Adams Garbee '52 ; Mrs. John Robert O'Con- 

nell, Jr. 
Patricia Sidell Garth* '44 ; Mrs. Meredith Watkins 

Rhodes, Richmond, Va. 
Penick Gentry '50 m. Janie Clyde Hale. Arlington. 

Va. 
Jane Elmore Gianniny '49 ; Mrs. Otis Jeffrey. 
Nancy Louise Gillie '51 ; Mrs. WiUiam Southall Shelton. 
Martha Elizabeth Gillum '49; Mrs. David H. Burr, 

Charlottesville, Va. 
Katheri-ne R. Glass* '55 ; Mrs. James Franklin 

Draucker. 
Mary Virginia Goff Waddell '48 ; Mrs. George Rahilly. 
Dorothy Ann Gregory '52 ; Mrs. Raymond Holmes 

Morrison. 
Nancy Ashton Gregory A'38 ; Mrs. Paul Worthing- 

ton Shank. 
Martha Boswell Gunter '33 ; Mrs. August Meidling. 
Ruth Jeanne Hamilton* '54 ; Mrs. Carlton Harris 

Lafoon, Farmville, Va. 
Catherine Lindsay Hankins '48 ; Mrs. Henry Lane 

Wilson, Gloucester, Va. 
Nancy Jean Haynes* '53 ; Mrs. Richard Lee Hall. 
Margaret Carol Henderson* '52 ; Mrs. Orlando Mit- 
chell McCullough. New York City. 
Sue Highfield* '52 ; Mrs. John M. Herr. Jr., Char- 
lottesville. Va. 
Rath Hlllsman* '44; Mrs. Frank Kennedy McVeigh, 

Jr., Lynchburg, Va. 
Martha Louise Hite '45 ; Mrs. George F. Graves. 
Eloise Hodges A'51 ; Mrs. Robert Owens MartineUi. 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Mrs. Garnett Hodges Conner* '35 ; Mrs. Ehvood 

Spickard. Roanoke, Va. 
Helen Miller Holbrook '50 ; Mrs. Lennie Morris 

Brooks. Jr.. Walnut Hill, Petersburg, Va. 
Nancy Hopkins '42 ; Mrs. Peter Rylatt. 
Elizabeth Warren House '50 ; Mrs. James H. Hig- 

ginbotham. 
Ann Hersey Hutt '45 ; James Wilburn Coyle, Alex- 
andria. Va. 
Jacqueline Denise Jardine* '52 ; Mrs. Joseph Barrye 

Wall, Jr. 
Adrian Ratcliffe Jennings* '54 ; Mrs. Walter Powell 

Seward. 
Lucy Worthington Jones A'50 ; Mrs. Joseph William 

Wilburn. Alta vista, Va, 
Lois Spangler Kavanaugh* '47 : Mrs. Elbert Powers, 

Montgomery, W. Va. 
Mary Jane Kelly* *51 ; Mrs. William Guinn, Jr.. Fort 

Knox, Ky. 
Mary Jane King* '48 : Mrs. John Donald Wysor, Jr., 

507 W. S-ith St.. Norfolk. Va. 
Nina Ruth Lacy '51 : Mrs. Gerald Edward Smith. 
Caroline Marie Leffel '53 ; Mrs. Malcolm Graham. 

Farmville. Va. 
Jane Rayzelle Lewis* '54 ; Mrs. Pete W. Meredith, 

Jr. 
Frances Livesay '52 ; Mrs. William Mizelle. 
Doris Page Lloyd '49; Mrs. Melvin Earl Yeamans. 
Mrs. Dorothv Lvnn Lombard* "48 ; Mrs. Floyd 

Osborne Collins. Jr., 1940 — 35th St., N. W. Wash- 
ington. D. C. 
Helen Marie McGuire '45 ; Mrs. Frederick William 

Hahn. 

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Betty Irby McRee '51 ; Mrs. Charles Ralph Hodges, 

Martinsville, Va. 
Virginia Hamner McLean '52 ; Mrs. James Mason 

Pharr, Richmond, Va. 
Catherine Waller Marchant '32 ; Mrs. Raymond 

Elijah Freed. 
Ann Beaman Martin '46 ; Mrs. Carroll Hughes 

Kinsey. 
Myrtle Frances Martin '40 ; Mrs. James Lee Keeney, 

San Antonio, Texas. 
Ida Marie Mims '52 ; Mrs. Larry L. Lambeth, 330 

S. Main St., Manassas, Va. 
Betty Harris Minetree '47 ; Mrs. Raymond George 

Dauscher. 
Dorothy Joan Missimer '52 ; Mrs. Gene Thomas Ross, 

Crewe, Va. 
Gladys Monk, A'49 ; Mrs. Robert Moffit McAllister, 

3403 Chamberlayne Ave., Richmond, Va. 
Jacqueline Moody '51 ; Mrs. Curtis Hubert Mc- 

Sherry, Boston, Mass. 
Anne Carter Moseley '52 ; Mrs. Charles Thomas 

Akers, Jr., 509 King George Ave., S. W.. Roanoke, 

Va. 
Anne Mitchell Motley *52 ; Mrs. Robert Temple Ry- 

land, Jr. 
Dorothy Gray Nelson* '53 ; Mrs. Charles Wilford 

Miller. 
Jean Howell Neweomb* '54 ; Mrs. Robert Nelson 

Turner. 
Carlotta Buff Norfleet *46; Mrs. Curtis Robert Wick. 
Margaret Northcross '40 ; Mrs. Lion Alexander El- 
lis. 
Roberta Burkes Obenshain* '53 ; Mrs. Robert J. Earl 

Hopcroft. 
Mary Anna Oliver* *49 ; Mrs. Vaiden Young Phillips, 

San Antonio, Texas. 
Rebecca Jarratt Owen A'50 ; Mrs. Arnold Lin wood 

Daniel. 
Virginia Constance Ozlin '46 ; Mrs. Charles Ed- 
ward Book. 
Evelyn June Page* '55 ; Mrs. Leon Clap Camp, 

Richmond, Va. 
Virginia Parris '48; Mrs. Fred Martin. 
Virginia Parson '45 ; Mrs. Thomas Wesley Parson, 

Jr., Jarratt, Va. 
Anne Blumfield Parsons* '55 ; Mrs. William Edward 

Lyle. Radford, Va. 
Thelma Earline Peake '50 ; Mrs. Carey Marshall 

Arthur. 
Dorothy Lee Poarch* '49 ; Mrs. Stuart Lee Williams, 

Richmond, Va. 
Lucille Robinson Pollard *51 ; Mrs. Robert Brena- 

man Wrenn. 
Nancy Jean Powell '44; Mrs, Parry McClure Stuart. 
Frances Anne Ramsey '52 ; Mrs. William Allen 

Hunter. 
Nancy Louise Ranson '44 ; Mrs. Brown Butler, Nor- 
folk, Va. 
Shirley Ann Reaves '47 ; Mrs. Heath Flournoy Pool, 

South Boston, Va, 
Nancy Taylor Reed* '53 ; Mrs. Richard Jackson 

Watson, Gulfport, Miss. 



Jean Graham Ridenour '52 ; Mrs. Charles William 

Appich, El Paso, Texas. 
Ada WilHene Hideout* '55 ; Mrs. MitcheU Charlie 

Simmons, Jr. 
Elizabeth Carrol Rippey '50 ; Mrs. Robert Martin. 
Cile Scott Sarver '47 : Mrs. Rudolph G. Helzer, Jr. 
Ellen Elizabeth Scott '44; Mrs. James Willard 

Crump, Richmond, Va. 
Mrs. Phillipa Schlobohm Ratzer '40 ; Mrs. Hilary 

Eugene Duvall, Newport News, Va. 
Sarah Lee Schuler '55 ; Mrs. Russell Jackson. 
Myrtle Jeannette Seward '51 ; Mrs. George H. 

Marks. 
Edith Jacqueline Seymour '48 ; Mrs. Leslie LaVerne 

Carter, Orange, Va. 
Hessie Agnes Sharp '48 ; Mrs. B. J. Clark. P. O. Box 

663, Albermarle, N. C. 
Elizabeth Audrey Shorter* '54 ; Mrs. Ronald Bowles, 

Jr. 
Catherine Snell* '60 ; Mrs. Joseph Newman Pugh. 
Elizabeth Venable Spindler '49 ; Mrs. Frederick 

Scott, IIL 
Mary Frances Spurlock '52 ; Mrs. Bobby A. Taylor. 
Mildred Elizabeth Steed '31 ; Mrs. Walter E. 

Cochrane. 
Margaret Anne Summers '46 ; Mrs. William Benedict 

Lumpkin, Jr., 1140 W. Grace St.. Richmond, Va. 
Hattie Kathryn Terry '51 ; Mrs. Samuel Baxter 

Wilson, Germany. 
Mary Curtis Thomas '51 ; Mrs. William D. Fary, 

Ark, Va. 
Elizabeth Eugenia ToUey *48 ; Mrs. Robert Nanton 

Bourne. 
Martha Dean Tomlinson* '54 ; Mrs. Charles Chandler 

Ashby. 
Laura Dare Turner '50 ; Mrs. Bobbie E. Cundiff, 

Fincastle, Va. 
Frances Doris Walker* '49 ; Mrs. Robert Motley 

Wootton, Burkeville, Va. 
Joyce Webb '50 ; Mrs. William F. Bergman, HI. 
Virginia Carter Westbrook '51 ; Mrs. Melbourne 

Arthur Goggin, Washington, D. C. 
Marilyn Rose Wheeler '50 ; Mrs. Earl Raymond 

Spillman, Jr. 
Charlotte Louise Williams '51 ; Mrs. David Nathan 

Martin, Berlin, Md. 
Mary Jane Williams* '52 ; Mrs. Richard Ferrell 

Teass. Jr., Vinton, Va. 
Helen Tilden Williamson* '44 ; Mrs. Henry J. 

Foresman, Buena Vista, Va. 
Ann Gordon Willis '47 ; Mrs. Gregory Holden. 
Emma Wilson* '54 ; Mrs. Charles Jordan. Raphine, 

Va. 
Virginia Dare Woody '52 ; Mrs. Ephriam Bruce 

Wright. Boydton, Va. 
Nancy Carroll Wooldridge* '53 ; Mrs. William Earl 

Calohan. Jr.. Rustburg, Va. 
Frances Parrott Wooten* '54 ; Mrs. James Carl 

Morris, Jr. 

* Non-graduates 
A August graduates 



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Roberta Allen Wingo, "07 
Susie Rebecca Allen,* '25 
Annie Louise Anderson, '34 
George Bailey Weekley, '14 
Jeanne Baltis Eure, '50 
Fannie Langhorne Bidgood Price, 
Mamie Bidgood Prince,* '86 
Minnie Campbell Eller, '90 
Sallie Carter Whitehead, '26 
Fennell Crawley Harwood, '26 
Lou Geddy Mackie. '12 
Blanche Gilliam Putney, '91 
Mary Jane Gray, '93 
Elizabeth Hayncs Moore,* *17 
Margaret Henderson Forbes, '06 
Conway Howard, "17 
Margaret Johnsmt Moore, '29 



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Susan Jones Atkinson,* '14 

Courtney Byrd Kennon,* '86 

Natalie Lancaster, '00 

Edith Miles Lewis, '16 

Josephine Luck, '01 

Maude Mayo Rhodes, '10 

Marian Moomaw Roberts, '19 

Lucie Ellen P&ioeU Raney, '42 

Myrtle Putney Smith.* '96 

Annie Rawlings Belches, '95 

Bessie Rice Durrett. "03 

Georgiana W. Sinclair,* '07 

May Wertz Roediger, '42 

Elizabeth S. Wray,* '96 

Minnie V. Rice, former head of the Department of 

Latin. 

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Ai.uMNAE Magazine 



CALENDAR OF COLLEGE EVENTS 



September 15: Opening of 1952-53 session 

September 18: Freshman Capping 

September 25: Athletic Association Demonstration and Picnic 

October 4 : Rat Day 

October 8 : Barter Theatre 

October 11: Hockey Game. Westhampton (there) 

October 16: Mr. Jack Kilpatrick, Lecture 

October 25 : Hockey Game. Roanoke (here) 

Alpha Kappa Gamma Circus 

November 6 : Jean Erdman Dance Recital 

November 8 : Student Government Dance 

November 14: Fall Play 

November 15: Hockey Game, William and Mary (there) 

November 26-29: Thanksgiving Holidays 

December 5 : Rotunda Show 

December 9 : Don Cossack Chorus 

December 12: Spanish Club Fiesta 

December 13: Senior Dance 

December 14: Christmas Concert 

December 15: Y.W.C.A. Pageant 

December 16: Water Pageant 

December 1 9- January 5: . . . Christmas Holidays 

January 16: Sophomore Production 

January 26-30: Examinations 

February 3 : Virgil Fox Concert 

February 9-14: Religious Emphasis Week 

February 14: Junior Dance 

February 27: Dance Recital 

MARCH 14: Pan-Hellenic Dance 

March 20: Spring Play 

March 21: Founder's Day 

March 28: Swimming Meet. Madison (here) 

April 2-6 : Easter Holidays 

April 10: Faculty-Student Basketball Game 

April l l : Swimming Meet. William and Mary (there) 

Cotillion Dance 

April 14: Mozart Orchestra 

April 17: Spring Concert 

May 2 : May Day 

MAY 9 : Piano Recital 

May 15: One-Act Play 

May 16: Piano Recital 

May 25-29: Examinations 

May 30-JuNE 1: Commencement Exercises 




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